On the Fox debut of Smackdown Live, Kofi Kingston defended his WWE Title against Brock Lesnar. Lesnar squashed Kingston in seven seconds and became the new Champion. This was not unexpected, but the time taken by Lesnar was certainly shocking.
According to a report by Brad Shepard on Oh, You Didn’t Know Patreon, Vince McMahon made the decision for the match to end as it did. Many people backstage did not want to see the Title change hands in that way, but the finish remained the same.
According to a source in WWE, the booking of Kofi Kingston versus Brock Lesnar on SmackDown came straight from Vince McMahon.
I’m told multiple people in the company objected – not at the result – but at the way Kofi lost the match.
Ultimately, Vince McMahon has the final say in what goes on in the company. Kofi Kingston, later on, talked about his loss and he is determined to get to the top of the company.