As with the prior King of the Ring event, this show was hosted by the two brands in which the 2015 Royal Rumble winner did not choose to fight for the world championship of at WrestleMania. The King of the Ring tournament then would take place to determine who would be challenging for either the WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship, depending on which brand hosted the King of the Ring winner. The first match of the event was the World Tag Team Championship match, pitting the champions The Vaudevillains against their current rivals, the recently formed team of Los Guerreros. The second match was for the Intercontinental Championship, after Chris Jericho won a contenders match on RAW, it was revealed that he would face the champion Cesaro at the King of the Ring event. The third match was a rematch from No Way Out, as following CM Punk's loss to Kurt Angle, Punk insisted he was not finished with Angle or the United States Championship, debuting new bodyguard Baron Corbin to help ensure he wins the championship.
The fourth match to take place was the WWE Tag Team Championship match, featuring the return of D-Generation X, this match came to be when The Ascension began targetting Triple H, beating him 2-on-1 backstage until on an episode of SmackDown, when Konnor attacked Triple H with a weapon, Shawn Michaels made the save, reuniting DX in the process and setting up a match for the WWE Tag Team Championship at King of the Ring. The fifth match was the World Heavyweight Championship match, as The Great Destroyer had been facing off with Randy Orton and his recently reformed faction The Legacy, leading to a one-on-one match for the championship at the event. The sixth match was then the WWE Championship match, set up two weeks before the event when The Undertaker returned to SmackDown, chokeslamming Brock Lesnar and raising the WWE Championship, as a symbolic way to issue a challenge to which Lesnar accepted.
Finally, the main event of the show was the King of the Ring tournament, to be contested between Wade Barrett, Fandango, Titus O'Neil, Wolfe, Dean Ambrose, Matt Hardy, Ethan Carter III, Ryback, Jinder Mahal, The Rock, Bo Dallas, Dolph Ziggler, Jeff Hardy, Seth Rollins, James Storm & Daniel Bryan.
In the first match of the night, Los Guerreros defeated The Vaudevillains to win the World Tag Team Championship, with Eddie Guerrero pinning Simon Gotch following a Frog Splash. The second match saw Cesaro retain the Intercontinental Championship over Chris Jericho. In the third match, despite interference from Baron Corbin, Kurt Angle managed to retain the United States Championship against CM Punk once again. The fourth match of the event saw the second championship change of the night, as D-Generation X defeated The Ascension to win their third championship together.
Thr fifth match saw The Great Destroyer retain the World Heavyweight Championship against Randy Orton, only to then have Tyler Breeze cash in his Money in the Bank contract and defeat The Great Destroyer, winning his first championship in the process. The sixth match of the show saw Brock Lesnar retain the WWE Championship over The Undertaker when a returning Goldberg interfered in the match, attacking The Undertaker and giving Lesnar the win.
In the tournament finals, Ryback defeated The Rock to win the King of the Ring tournament, earning himself a WWE Championship match at WrestleMania IV, officially setting up a match between Ryback and Brock Lesnar for the event.
|1||"Los Guerreros" Eddie Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero def. "The Vaudevillains" Aiden English & Simon Gotch (c)||Tag Team Match for World Tag Team Championship||11:42|
|2||Cesaro (c) def. Chris Jericho||Singles Match for Intercontinental Championship||5:38|
|3||Kurt Angle (c) def. CM Punk w/Baron Corbin||Singles Match for United States Championship||6:09|
|4||"D-Generation X" Triple H & Shawn Michaels def. "The Ascension" Konnor & Viktor (c)||Tag Team Match for WWE Tag Team Championship||10:27|
|5||The Great Destroyer (c) def. Randy Orton||Singles Match for World Heavyweight Championship||8:16|
|6||Tyler Breeze def. The Great Destroyer (c)||Singles Match for World Heavyweight Championship||1:26|
|7||Brock Lesnar (c) def. The Undertaker||Singles Match for WWE Championship||5:07|
|8||Wade Barrett def. Fandango||King of the Ring First Round Match||1:53|
|9||Titus O'Neil def. Wolfe||King of the Ring First Round Match||2:13|
|10||Dean Ambrose def. Matt Hardy||King of the Ring First Round Match||2:23|
|11||Ryback def. Ethan Carter III||King of the Ring First Round Match||1:41|
|12||The Rock def. Jinder Mahal||King of the Ring First Round Match||1:29|
|13||Bo Dallas def. Dolph Ziggler||King of the Ring First Round Match||1:32|
|14||Seth Rollins def. Jeff Hardy||King of the Ring First Round Match||2:44|
|15||James Storm def. Daniel Bryan||King of the Ring First Round Match||2:03|
|16||Wade Barrett def. Titus O'Neil||King of the Ring Quarter Final||1:19|
|17||Ryback def. Dean Ambrose||King of the Ring Quarter Final||1:54|
|18||The Rock def. Bo Dallas||King of the Ring Quarter Final||0:23|
|19||Seth Rollins def. James Storm||King of the Ring Quarter Final||2:09|
|20||Ryback def. Wade Barrett||King of the Ring Semi Final||1:37|
|21||The Rock def. Seth Rollins||King of the Ring Semi Final||3:15|
|22||Ryback def. The Rock||King of the Ring Finals for WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania IV||7:55|