Kofi Kingston and Shayna Baszler win their King and Queen of the ring first-round matches at WWE live event

Originally published at Kofi Kingston and Shayna Baszler win their King and Queen of the ring first-round matches at WWE live event

Kofi Kingston and Shayna Baszler won their WWE King and Queen of the Ring first-round matches on Sunday night.

The pair have little time to rest as they are both set for quarterfinal action on WWE Raw on Monday night.

Kingston defeated Rey Mysterio at the live event in Macon, Georgia. A clip posted by WWE shows Kingston dodging a 619 attempt by Mysterio and hitting the Trouble in Paradise for the pin. He will face Gunther in the quarterfinals.

EXCLUSIVE from #WWEMacon 👀@TrueKofi defeats @reymysterio to advance in the King of the Ring tournament! 👑#WWEKingAndQueen pic.twitter.com/e1MT5b1R61

— WWE (@WWE) May 12, 2024

Later at the event, Shayna Baszler submitted Maxxine Dupri, who replaced Zelina Vega in the tournament at short notice. Vega was not medically cleared to compete.

anything you say, @QoSBaszler 😅😅😅#WWEKingAndQueen #WWEMacon pic.twitter.com/kuy3x4faYc

— WWE (@WWE) May 13, 2024

Baszler will face IYO SKY in the quarterfinals on Raw.