Backstage Updates On Brock Lesnar Being Moved To SmackDown Live

Update on why Brock Lesnar was moved to SmackDown Live

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WWE concluded the Drafts on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw and probably the biggest change of the same was Brock Lesnar being moved to SmackDown Live.

The latest edition of Wrestling Observer Newsletter provides some update on the situation and reveals the reason why The Beast Incarnate was moved to the Blue Brand.

According to the Newsletter, Officials from the Fox Network wanted either Ronda Rousey or Brock Lesnar as their big sports star and since Rousey was not available for the draft, the decision was made to put Lesnar on the show.

It’s likely that the company had planned this move from a while since Brock’s WWE Championship win over Kofi Kingston played an important part in this switch.

As far as Brock’s next opponent Cain Velasquez is concerned, it’s said that there is no word yet on which brand the former UFC Champion will end up on.

In theory, he should be a part of the Raw brand due to his association with Raw star Rey Mysterio but the now-former UFC star is currently not listed as part of either of the rosters.

WWE has also not provided any update on his future after his upcoming match and it’s likely that the company will only address his status after the upcoming Crown Jewel event is in the books.

Cain Velasquez is currently scheduled to challenge Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at the upcoming Crown Jewel event on October 31.