Daily Drop 5/25: WWE King & Queen of the Ring Preview, Jim Ross’ AEW Double or Nothing Status

It’s time for the Daily Drop on Saturday, May 25, and we have a lot to get into. The King & Queen of the Ring is going down in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia today. The event will begin at 1:00 PM EST, with a one-hour kickoff show beforehand. We will also provide coverage here at SEScoops.

Before we get going, let’s check out the card for the 2024 King & Queen of the Ring event.

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  • Bianca Belair and Jade Cargill (c) vs. Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell: Tag team match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship (Kickoff Show Match)
  • Gunther (Raw) vs. Randy Orton (SmackDown): King of the Ring tournament final for a world championship match at SummerSlam
  • Lyra Valkyria (Raw) vs. Nia Jax (SmackDown): Queen of the Ring tournament final for a women’s world championship match at SummerSlam
  • Becky Lynch (c) vs. Liv Morgan: Singles match for the Women’s World Championship
  • Sami Zayn (c) vs. Chad Gable (with Otis) vs. Bronson Reed: Triple threat match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
  • Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Logan Paul: Singles match for the Undisputed WWE Championship

Now, let’s get into today’s Daily Drop!

WWE:

Randy Orton Breaks Streak: GUNTHER and Randy Orton are set to face off in the King of the Ring tournament finals. This upcoming match will mark Orton’s first singles premium live event bout in over three years. Orton’s last one-on-one match at a PLE was a victory against ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 37 in April 2021.

King & Queen of the Ring Betting Odds: There are some odds for this year’s premium live event. You can check out the available numbers below.

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  • Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match: Cody Rhodes (champion) -5000 vs. Logan Paul +1200
  • WWE Women’s World Championship Match: Becky Lynch (champion) -130 vs. Liv Morgan +110
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Sami Zayn (champion) -600 vs. Bronson Reed +1800 vs. Chad Gable +310

Mercedes in Cuffs: Mercedes Mone made a comment about her time in WWE. She referenced it as having handcuffs on, something she did not appreciate.

1 Million Punk: WWE Games released a very interesting statistic about their CM Punk DLC character. At this point, the Punk character has been used in over 1 million matches. Punk was a part of the ECW DLC pack that was released just ten days ago on May 15.

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Morgan Shows Off Road To Recovery: Liv Morgan is on her Revenge Tour as she prepares to face Becky Lynch in Saudi Arabia. Recently returned from injury at the 2024 Royal Rumble, Liv shared several intense photos on Instagram showcasing her recovery from shoulder surgery last year. Determined and focused, she has made it clear that she intends to win at the King and Queen of The Ring.

https://www.instagram.com/p/p:C7XxiMrIfcw

AEW:

AEW Collision Card for 5/25:

  • Bryan Danielson & FTR vs. Jeff Jarrett, Satnam Singh, and Jay Lethal
  • The Gunns vs. The Lucha Bros

Owen Hart Tournament: The 2024 Owen Hart Tournament finals are set to take place on July 10 in Calgary. In attendance will be Martha Hart, the widow of Owen Hart.

Ross Missing DoN: Jim Ross was hospitalized on May 23rd, where he was diagnosed with Class A flu and elevated heart enzymes, which coincided with his shortness of breath. He is receiving excellent care and is expected to recover in a few days. Unfortunately, this means JR won’t be able to commentate at AEW Double or Nothing.

Parker Boudreaux Spotted: Although Parker Boudreaux was released from AEW, his time in the pro wrestling world is far from over. He was spotted at a recent OVW event, and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley snapped a photo with him and posted it along with a very encouraging message for the former Harlow from NXT.

https://www.instagram.com/p/p:C7W30glO1ya

Here are the upcoming major wrestling events

  • Saturday, May 25: King & Queen of the Ring (PLE)
  • Sunday, May 26: AEW Double or Nothing (PPV)
  • Sunday, June 9: NXT Battleground (PLE)
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