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Don Muraco King of the Ring Paul Orndorff Ricky Steamboat The Iron Sheik Tito Santana WWE

King of the Ring

8 Jul, 1985

The inaugural King of the Ring tournament is held. Tito Santana, The Iron Sheik, Ricky Steamboat, Don Muraco and Paul Orndoff try to capture the crown. Muraco defeated Iron Sheik in the final round to claim the crown. Muraco comments.

It’s always an honor to be the first. The tournament that year was at the Patriots’ old stadium outdoors, so it was a big show and very cool.