SmackDown on FOX: 3 Reasons why Brock Lesnar should not have squashed Kofi Kingston in under 10 seconds
SmackDown premiered on FOX tonight, and the show ended with a new champion in the form of Brock Lesnar. Following the match against Kingston, The Beast was confronted by Cain Velasquez, who handed him a beating and forced The Beast to run out of the ring.
The two men have history, as Velasquez beat Lesnar to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship. The word ‘beat’ is an understatement, since Velasquez decimated The Beast, and it seems as though their feud from UFC is set to be continued here.
The moment Lesnar was announced to take on Kofi Kingston for the WWE Title, almost everyone knew that Kingston’s time was up. The New Day member had a great run with the title, but he had lost the momentum over the last couple of months and it was perhaps time for a change.
The sad bit, however, was the way he lost the title, as Brock Lesnar simply F5’d him once and pinned him for a three count – all in under 10 seconds. And here are 3 reasons why it shouldn’t have happened…
#3 Character work undone
After Kofi Kingston won the title at WrestleMania earlier this year, he was booked as a strong champion. He was actually made to look unbeatable in his initial days as the champion, and his reign was among the strongest in the company in recent history.
He went on to successfully defend his title against Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler, Samoa Joe and Randy Orton, with the common theme in his matches being that he always got up after falling down.
Kingston’s entire title reign was based on him getting back up after being pushed down. He survived the running knee from Daniel Bryan, a stunner from Kevin Owens, and an RKO from Orton, but the moment he was on the other end of an F5, he couldn’t get back up.
So was all the work done to his character as champion… undone?