October 4, 2019 marked the beginning of a new WWE era as SmackDown Live debuted on Fox. With Hell in A Cell right around the corner, there was plenty of build-up towards the event. The Rock returned to WWE and left Staples Centre electrified by his presence. As a bonus, we witnessed Cain Velasquez enter with Rey Mysterio and surprise Brock Lesnar, who looked like he had seen a ghost. This week's WWE SmackDown Live was headlined by Kofi Kingston defending his WWE Championship against The Beast Incarnate.
Seth Rollins was taking down Shinsuke Nakamura when The Fiend interrupted their match. As Nakamura failed to gain momentum, Rollins had him with a kick to the face. Just as the audience began chanting 'burn it down', hoping for an epic showdown, Wyatt's music started playing. The Fiend attacked the WWE Universal Champion from behind, after which he was thrown down the stage to the arena floor. Now, the WWE SmackDown audience will have to wait to know what has become of Seth Rollins.
The Roman Reigns and Erick Rowan Lumberjack match was as chaotic as the audience hoped it would be. Both Reigns and Rowan fought a tight battle. The Big Dog's Superman Punch left both men down halfway through the event. Luke Harper interfered, but Daniel Bryan answered with a running knee to the former's face. Reigns utilized the opportunity, immediately delivering the spear for a pinfall victory. In the end, Reigns shook hands with Bryan as a sign of unity.
WWE's main event for the night ended with Lesnar defeating Kofi Kingston within seconds. All Lesnar did was pin Kingston down with an F5, and the title was his. The night, however, did not end there. Rey Mysterio's music played right after, and he walked in with none other than Cain Valesquez. The show ended with Lesnar retreating with Paul Heyman.