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Kofi Kingston Praises Brock Lesnar For Putting Together Royal Rumble Spot, Says Lesnar Will Never Get Credit For Having An Intelligent Wrestling Mind

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 30, 1990) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling

On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.

It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1990’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Brutus Beefcake vs. Mike Williams

– Dino Bravo vs. Mitch Ryder

– The Orient Express vs. Sonny Blaze & Mark Frear

– Tugboat vs. Joe Champ

– Jimmy Snuka vs. Black Bart

– The Warlord vs. Jim Long

– WWF IC Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Tito Santana vs. Akeem

– Mr. Perfect vs. Mario Mancini

– Bad News Brown vs. Paul Roma

– Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Sonny Austin & Paul Diamond

– Jim Duggan vs. Boris Zhukov

• Kofi Kingston Praises Brock Lesnar For Putting Together Royal Rumble Spot, Says Lesnar Will Never Get Credit For Having An Intelligent Wrestling Mind

Former WWE Champion Kofi Kingston was recently interviewed by Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT, where he talked about Brock Lesnar working with him. He said that Lesnar has a very intelligent mind wrestling-wise, for which he never gets credit.

Below is what Kofi said:

“You seeBrock Lesnar on TV, you obviously see The Beast. You see a man who is physically daunting, physically dominating, but he has an awesome mind for the business, and I feel he’ll never get the credit he deserves for that.

Someone doesn’t get to be in WWE for decades without having a great mind. A lot of times you see Paul Heyman being the mouthpiece, and you think Brock has a very small part in that role, but he has a very big part. He has a very intelligent wrestling mind and understands what wrestling ‘business’ is in terms of building stuff.”

Many fans didn’t like how Lesnar defeat Kingston for the WWE Title in less than 10 seconds on SmackDown’s premiere on FOX, but Kingston said that it was part of a bigger story.

The spot where The New Day and Rey Mysterio teamed up during the Men’s Royal Rumble 2020 match was put together by Lesnar:

“If Brock and I had more of a match at the debut of Smackdown on FOX, then the moment at the Rumble, people wouldn’t have gotten up as much as they did for it. It was great. It was a really big piece of a story having myself in there trying to fight.

Then here comes my partner and now here comes Rey who had history with his son. I’m getting goosebumps just talking about it. It was a lot of great storytelling coming together.

Everything is important as minuscule as it may be. It’s definitely a big part of the Rumble seeing me, Rey and E, all of us on the outside banding together and going in there doing what we did.

It was great, and on top of that, the whole first half of the Rumble, Brock was throwing everybody out only for Drew McIntyre to throw him out at the end. If it wasn’t built like that, it wouldn’t have meant as much for Drew. You think about, ‘why did that happen?’ Oh, Brock did this to elevate Drew to build credibility as a champion. Drew beats Brock at WrestleMania. The pieces of the story were told in the right way.”

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