I’ve been saying this OVER & OVER & OVER again since 2003.
In this article from WWE.com, writer Michael Burdick discusses his wish for the WWE to bring back King of the Ring, one of the company’s trademark and (formally) annual events, citing the history-making moments and the potiential of increasing talent credentials with current WWE stars. What began as a annual live show in 1985 and became an annual pay-per-view event in 1993, WWE cancelled the event after the 2002 edition, only to bring it back in a small-scale form in 2006, 2008, and 2010 during episodes of RAW or SmackDown.
I recall WWE removing King of the Ring due to their wishes to not have so many “gimmicky” pay-per-view events; to quote Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, “Really?! Really?!” The number of gimmicky pay-per-view events that the WWE has produced since the King of the Ring pay-per-view went the way of the do-do include, but not limited to: Elimination Chamber, Hell in a Cell, Money in the Bank, Fatal 4 Way, Breaking Point, Over the Limit, Taboo Tuesday, Cyber Sunday, etc. Don’t worry, I suppose the irony is lost on me, too.
Anyway, give the article below a read. It’s a real treat. LONG LIVE KING OF THE RING!!.