Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston Set For WWE SmackDown On FOX Premiere

Lesnar vs. Kingston is set.

Brock Lesnar has made a return to WWE SmackDown Live. 

“The Beast” showed up after The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods) beat The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) and Randy Orton in a six-man tag team match that opened the show. 

Lesnar, who had Paul Heyman at his side, walked down to the ring where he had a staredown with Kingston. Heyman cut a promo about how Lesnar stands in the way of the longevity of Kingston’s WWE Title reign. 

Heyman informed Kingston that it’s a bad day for The New Day and Lesnar will challenge Kingston for the WWE Title on the FOX debut of SmackDown. 

Lesnar then laid out Kingston out with an F5. This was an unadvertised appearance by the former WWE Universal Champion. 

WWE SmackDown Live Results (9/17)

Once the deal of WWE moving SmackDown to FOX was announced, there was some speculation that Lesnar could be moved to SmackDown as the show is expected to become the new A-show of the company as FOX is in more homes than the USA Network. 

The premiere episode of WWE SmackDown Live on the FOX network, which will be a 20th Anniversary special, takes place on October 4th from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.