Eric Bischoff recently commented on Kofi Kingston losing to Brock Lesnar nearly a year ago on the FOX debut of Smackdown. Smackdown debuted on FOX on the 4th of October, 2019. Many popular superstars appeared for the episode including The Rock, and Becky Lynch.
The big match was between Brock Lesnar and Kofi Kingston for the WWE Title. Kofi lost to Lesnar in just under 10 seconds.
Bischoff on Kofi Kingston losing to Lesnar
Bischoff recently spoke about the loss on his podcast. He stated that WWE did the right thing by making Kofi lose to Lesnar in that fashion.
He stated that was exactly how WWE should portray Lesnar. "It was startling," Bischoff said. "7 seconds. Brock is Brock as a character. He eats people, he eats big people, he eats tough people, he's a f***ing carnivore.
Kofi is my size. Kofi is maybe a 210 pound guy. Is there a story that would be remotely believable that would allow Kofi in this match to be in there and mix it up with a guy like Brock in a believable way that would allow him to hold onto that underdog status and give the audience a reason to think he's an underdog?" "What could Kofi have done in the body of that match that would've been believable and allow Kofi's fans to hold onto some hope that he might find a way to overcome Brock Lesnar? I challenge people to think of it."
Bischoff also stated that Kofi’s offense could not make any sense during the match. He also stated that the match was actually set up for failure. "In terms of it being believable, nah, it was set up for disaster," Bischoff said.
"People were H*t that Brock ate Kofi in the manner in which he ate him and spit him out. They were h*t and I understand that, but what else could you do that would've been believable where Brock wouldn't have made himself look like s--t trying.
I think it was destined for failure from the beginning to end. I don't know if there was a good outcome that you could've come up with." Kofi Kingston became the WWE Champion at WrestleMania 35. He defeated Daniel Bryan for the title.
He held the title for 7 months. "I think they pushed too hard," Bischoff said, talking about Kofi Kingston becoming WWE Champion. "I don't think it was too early, but it didn't feel organic to me. It felt a little too contrived for my taste.
I need something to be believable in order for me to get really excited about it. I need to see a story that I can wrap my head around and allow myself to get sucked into as opposed to a pre-manufactured push."