5 things you probably forgot about Brock Lesnar's first SmackDown run
The October 4 episode of SmackDown Live will be a history-making one, as the blue brand will finally make its big debut on FOX! WWE is going all the way with promoting the debut episode. On the latest edition of SmackDown Live, Kofi Kingston was confronted by none other than The Beast, Brock Lesnar, who disappeared from WWE TV after his loss to Seth Rollins at SummerSlam 2019.
Lesnar hit an F5 on Kingston after the latter accepted his challenge for a WWE title match on the October 4 episode of SmackDown Live. It has been an incredibly long time since we last saw Lesnar compete in a match on the blue brand. Interestingly, there was a time when he used to be a regular on SmackDown, appearing on a weekly basis.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane and look at a bunch of things you probably forgot about Brock Lesnar's first SmackDown run.
#5 Lesnar teams up with Mr. America
The July 19, 2003 episode of SmackDown saw Brock Lesnar defending his WWE title against The World's Largest Athlete, The Big Show. The hard-fought match ended when The World's Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas) interfered and helped Big Show put Lesnar down.
Soon, Kurt Angle came out to help Lesnar, but was Chokeslammed by Big Show. Finally, Mr. America came to save the day but the numbers game caught up to him. A week later, Lesnar, Angle, and Mr. America teamed up to take on the villainous trio, in a losing effort, courtesy an interference by Vince McMahon.
The WWE Chairman brought out an unconscious Zach Gowen to distract Mr. America which was enough to give Big Show an opportunity to put the legend down and bag the victory for his team.