WWE Hall of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley (a/k/a Bully Ray) explained on Busted Open Radio why Brock Lesnar should go over Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship on SmackDown:
“Brock’s name is known by people who might not be wrestling fans, Brock should bring a lot of eyes to this show on Friday, he’s the biggest name, and that’s why they’re going with him. And Brock as your champion is what’s best for business right now, with your show going to FOX.”
Last night, @BrockLesnar returned to #SDLive to challenge @TrueKofi for the #WWEChampionship on the Oct. 4th #FridayNightSmackDown debut on @FOXTV @davidlagreca1 & @bullyray5150 on why Brock makes the most sense as champion right now for FOX pic.twitter.com/7vKgXvW5X7
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) September 18, 2019
As noted, Lesnar returned on WWE SmackDown this week and challenged Kofi to a title match on the FOX premiere on Oct. 4, 2019. The bout is also being advertised for future SmackDown Live tapings into November.
Hat tip SEScoops.com for the quote.