“It’s a bad day for the New Day, yes it is.”
Those were Paul Heyman’s words to Kofi Kingston as a bearded Brock Lesnar returned to WWE on Smackdown to set up a championship main-event for Smackdown’s debut episode on Fox.
— WWE (@WWE) September 18, 2019
Kingston had just won a six-man tag team match for the New Day with Trouble in Paradise on Scott Dawson of the Revival when his celebration was cut short by yonder Beast Incarnate™. Brock — well, Heyman — laid out the challenge for a WWE Championship match on the October 4 edition of WWE Smackdown Live on Fox, and Kofi, being a heroic fighting champion, accepted. Brock, as he is wont to do, immediately attacked him and hit an F-5.
You can watch video of the confrontation below.
This will actually be the second high profile match for these two, with the first taking place at 2015’s The Beast In The East event in Tokyo, Japan. Lesnar was able to win that one in only 2:36, but he was facing a very different Kofi Kingston from the one who inspired KofiMania at this year’s WrestleMania and has held WWE’s top prize since April.
Do you think there’s a chance of Kofi making it out of a WWE Championship match with Brock Lesnar as the champion? Let us know in the comments section below, along with your thoughts and prayers.