The main event of first-ever Smackdown Live on FOX Network was announced even two weeks before the show. Brock Lesnar will challenge Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship on October 4th which will also be the 20th anniversary of the show. It’s a marquee match for the audience who wanted to see this happen for a long time. But chances are pretty less for Kofi Kingston to win a match against the most dominant WWE superstar of this generation.
Reports are already out informing that Brock Lesnar is going to be the face of revamped Friday Night Smackdown on FOX Network. So, it’s a no-brainer that he picks up the win over Kofi Kingston and thereby become the new WWE Champion. Very few think that he has a chance to pin The Conqueror and retain on that night. However, WWE’s upcoming schedule indicates something pretty different.
WWE’s Australian tour schedule is continuing to promote Kofi Kingston as still the WWE Champions even after the episode on FOX will be over. He is being advertised to defend his WWE Championship against Randy Orton in one of the house shows in the eastern country. This comes as a clear-cut indication that he will retain on next Friday defying all the odds.
If the booking does not change in due course then Brock Lesnar will have to wait for a bit longer to pick up the WWE Championship. He will make more Smackdown appearances in future continuing the rivalry which means the switch should happen at a later point but not necessarily on the October 4th episode.
More matches for these show have become official in which Kofi’s New Day partners, Xavier Woods and Big E are being referred to as the Smackdown tag team champions which they are not. They have just lost the belts to The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) at Clash of Champions. Also, Finn Balor comes back to action by competing against The Intercontinental Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura. The Australia tour of WWE continues from October 21st to 23rd in three cities namely Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne.