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Reason Behind WWE Doing Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston On SmackDown’s Debut On FOX

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 19, 1999) – ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on September 19, 1999, Extreme Championship Wrestling aired ‘ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999’ LIVE on PPV from the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois.

Mike Awesome wasn’t even advertised to wrestle that night, but surprisingly ended up winning the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.

The results of the show can be found here:

– Lance Storm defeated Jerry Lynn

– Jazz defeated Tom Marquez via DQ

– Chris Chetti & Nova wrestled Simon Diamond & Tony DeVito to a no contest

– Three-Way: Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Super Crazy and Little Guido

– Justin Credible defeated Sabu

– 3-Way – ECW World Heavyweight Championship: Mike Awesome defeated Masato Tanaka and Taz (c)

– ECW World Tag Team Championship: Tommy Dreamer & Raven (c) defeated Rhino and Steve Corino

– ECW World Television Championship: Rob Van Dam (c) defeated Balls Mahoney

• Reason Behind WWE Doing Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston On SmackDown’s Debut On FOX

As seen on this week’s SmackDown, “The Beast” Brock Lesnar returned and challenged Kofi Kingston to a WWE Championship match on SmackDown’s 20th anniversary episode (which will also be SmackDown’s debut on FOX) on October 4th.

Lesnar then laid out Kofi with a vicious F5. You can watch it below:

According to the Wrestling Observer, FOX wants a ‘sports feel’ on SmackDown and that’s why WWE booked Lesnar (who is the most legitimate athlete in WWE) in the main event of the first SmackDown on FOX.

Another reason Lesnar will be on the show is because FOX wanted Ronda Rousey, but she’s on a hiatus.

Both Lesnar & Rousey are former UFC Champions and mainstream stars, so Lesnar is going to be the main attraction on SmackDown for a while now.

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