With Brock Lesnar challenging Kofi Kingston for his WWE Championship, alongside the amount of SmackDown dates he is appearing for, there is speculation that ‘The Beast Incarnate’ will soon be a blue brand exclusive. Many believe this move is being made to coincide with WWE‘s deal with FOX.
Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com, recently addressed the situation, saying:
“I kind of asked about that [Brock Lesnar situation] and I was told that one hand doesn’t know what the other hand is doing… who is on what roster is far more carefully kept secret,” he explained. “Only a few people know. But having said that, I thought that Lesnar was going to be on SmackDown anyway because of the [Kofi] Kingston [match].”
With the additional SmackDown Live dates, Lesnar will now be appearing at the following WWE shows:
- Monday Night RAW on September 30th – Phoenix, Arizona
- SmackDown Live on October 4th – Los Angeles, California
- SmackDown Live on October 11th – Las Vegas, Nevada
- SmackDown Live on October 25th – Kansas City, MO
- SmackDown Live on November 15th – Philadelphia, PA
Lesnar will face Kingston next month on October 4th during the premiere episode of SmackDown Live on the FOX Network. This episode also happens to be a SmackDown 20th Anniversary Special and will take place in the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.