Brock Lesnar is set to appear on the Sept. 30 episode of Monday Night Raw, and that could mark his final appearance on WWE's flagship program for a long time.
According to a report from Paul Davis of Wrestling News, signs are pointing towards Lesnar moving to the SmackDown Live brand for the long run. The Beast Incarnate, of course, is set to face Kofi Kingston for the the WWE Championship on the Oct. 4 episode of SmackDown - the first under FOX Sports.
Davis also said that that the former Universal Champion "is someone the FOX executives would like." Lesnar will also be appearing on the Nov. 15 episode of SmackDown, and Davis said he'll "be added to more shows soon."
And finally, the end of the wild card rule means that Lesnar won't be able to appear on Raw as much. With all of these SmackDown appearances on the way, there's simply no reason to believe that WWE will be using Lesnar on Monday Night Raw again in the near future.
Lesnar's upcoming title match against Kingston will mark his first bout on SmackDown in 15 years. Obviously, the match will help maximize FOX's ratings - so it's no surprise that they're planning to use him right away. He may be a polarizing figure in the wrestling world, but Lesnar remains one of the top money draws in the business.
The 42-year-old Lesnar lost the Universal Championship to Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 35 and later at SummerSlam. Lesnar also won the Money in the Bank ladder match earlier this year, which he cashed in successfully to regain the title over Rollins for a short period.
Lesnar To Fox Is For The Better
There's nothing else for Lesnar to prove on Raw, and the flagship program is stacked with elite talent right now. It makes sense WWE to put Lesnar on SmackDown so that he can enhance their ratings. Not only that, but there are plenty of superstars for Lesnar to clash with on SmackDown, from Kingston to Kevin Owens to Shinsuke Nakamura to Daniel Bryan. His move there is best for business, plain and simple.