Reason For Brock Lesnar Vs. Kofi Kingston’s Brief Length

Brock Lesnar stands over Kofi Kingston on WWE SmackDown 2019

Brock Lesnar shockingly defeated Kofi Kingston in just seven seconds in October 2019 and now, the reason for this snappy contest may have been revealed.

Fans had reason to assume that WWE was going to bury Kofi Kingston in 2019 when, on Friday Night SmackDown’s FOX debut, he defended the WWE Championship against Brock Lesnar. Few were of the belief that Kofi was going to retain the title – but no one could have foreshadowed how short the match would be.

Lasting just seven seconds, Brock Lesnar left with the WWE Championship in tow. Taking to Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Wrestling Outlaws show, Brian ‘Road Dogg’ James, who previously worked as a Head Writer for WWE, hypothesised the reason behind the short title change:

“I think it probably was FOX, Brock Lesnar, cross appeal. He’s a [big] name and Vince [McMahon] loves him, and Vince is drawing with him, and so tried and true, ‘Hey, let’s shock the world, send him out there, and kill him in a minute. Blah, blah, blah.’ I can hear him saying it now. It is what it is. Maybe Big E would have given a better battle.”

Brock Lesnar held the WWE Championship until the following April, dropping the title to 2020 Royal Rumble winner Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36. Kofi Kingston, meanwhile, is yet to have received another opportunity at WWE’s top championship.

Lesnar and Kingston’s only in-ring interaction since the match came in that Rumble match, where Lesnar – the non-defending champion at the time – easily eliminated the New Day man from the match with an F5.

H/T to Sportskeeda Wrestling.