Brock Lesnar, known for swiftly crushing his opponents, was part of a contentious match on the October 4, 2019, episode of WWE SmackDown, where he faced Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship. This particular episode marked the show's debut on the Fox Network, with the main event featuring Lesnar's astonishing victory over Kingston in under 15 seconds, leaving fans frustrated and disappointed.
Kingston had won the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35 earlier that year by defeating Daniel Bryan. WWE fans had passionately rallied for Kofimania, making the loss of their favorite WWE Superstar hard to accept. According to Fightful Select, the controversial choice to have Lesnar snatch the WWE Championship from Kingston quickly had been planned just weeks after Kingston's title win at WrestleMania.
This report implies that WWE may have intended for something other than the New Day member to remain Champion for an extended period.
Lesnar Betrays Rhodes, Sets Backlash Match
In the aftermath, Brock Lesnar is slated to face Cody Rhodes at WWE Backlash.
Following WrestleMania, during an episode of WWE RAW, Lesnar decided to join forces with Rhodes to confront Solo Sikkoa and Roman Reigns in a tag team match. However, before the match commenced, The Beast betrayed his partner, brutally attacking The American Nightmare with an F5 and leaving him defenseless as the show concluded.
After witnessing her husband's brutal betrayal at the hands of Brock Lesnar, Cody Rhodes' wife, Brandi, took to Twitter that night to express her outrage over Lesnar's actions, garnering support from fans. The wrestling community excitedly buzzed, waiting to see how Rhodes would respond.
In the following week's episode, Rhodes boldly challenged Lesnar to a match at the upcoming PLE, seeking retribution for the unprovoked attack. WWE wasted no time in making the match official after The Beast accepted the challenge.
Now, fans are eagerly counting down the days until the highly-anticipated showdown between Lesnar and Rhodes, hoping for a thrilling and fair contest that delivers the excitement and drama they have come to expect from WWE events while also allowing Rhodes to avenge the injustice he suffered.