Mortal Kombat is a tournament held once a generation in order to protect the realm of earth from merging with Outworld, the reason for the Mortal Kombat tournament is because the Elder Gods wanted to give the Earthrealm warriors a chance to defend their realm. Elite fighters from Earth, Outworld, the Netherealm, and the realm of Edenia take part in this tournament. The first ever Mortal Kombat winner was Kung Lao. Today the champion of Mortal Kombat is Liu Kang, but he has been recently been killed by the Deadly Alliance of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi. With Liu Kang dead and the Deception of Mortal Kombat coming soon, led by the Dragon King, who will save Earth from a full scaled assault from the Dragon King and his resurected army? Stay tuned Come Deception, October 2004.
Goro defeated Kung Lao in the Mortal Kombat tournament 11 generations ago to end Kung Lao's reign as Mortal Kombat Champion.