Brock Lesnar attacked Kofi Kingston on SmackDown and challenged him for the WWE Title

Brock Lesnar made his return to SmackDown Live last night

Kofi Kingston has been the WWE Champion for well over five months now, but he may very well have just met his match on SmackDown Live.

The first African world champion in WWE history has seen off every challenge put to him since WrestleMania 35 - Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler, Samoa Joe and most recently Randy Orton have all been defeated.

Kingston's booking may in-fact be the strongest of any world champion in recent memory, a pass-out to Joe's Coquina Clutch on an episode of Raw earlier this year has been the only blemish on Kofi's copy-book.

With a WWE Draft coming up though in October, it brings potential new challengers to Kingston's belt.

It turns out though that a new contender has emerged much sooner than that, and he's one of the most formidable men to ever step foot in WWE.

After being a part of The New Day's victory over Randy Orton and The Revival on SmackDown last night, the familiar music of Brock Lesnar struck, and to the surprise of many fans, The Beast Incarnate appeared in Atlanta.

Brock Lesnar, sporting a new beard, made his return to SmackDown

It was the first time Lesnar had made his presence felt on SmackDown since he jumped Randy Orton before SummerSlam in 2016, and there was a very good reason for his appearance.

Sporting a different haircut and a beard last seen when he competed in the UFC many moons ago, Lesnar made his way to the ring with Paul Heyman, and the latter challenged Kingston for his WWE Championship.

It won't be happening at Hell In A Cell on October 6 though, as it was confirmed that on FOX's first episode of the blue brand on a Friday night, Kingston will defend his title against Lesnar in the main event in a star-studded show.

That means for the first time in 15 years, Lesnar will compete in a WWE match that isn't on pay-per-view - his last one being on March 2, 2004, where he defeated Hardcore Holly on an episode of SmackDown.

Moments after Kofi accepted the challenge presented to him, Lesnar laid him out with an F5, showing that he means business with just over two weeks to go until the bout.

 Brock Lesnar lays Kofi Kingston out with an F5

It was well-rumoured that FOX would be pursuing Lesnar for their brand as they look to present SmackDown as more sports-orientated, and it looks like they've got their man - but will he become a champion on October 4?

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