As noted earlier, it looks like Brock Lesnar’s days on the WWE Raw roster are coming to an end and it looks like he will be a regular part of Friday Night SmackDown when the show moves to FOX on October 4. Lesnar has been added to more SmackDown shows in October and November and the only date he’s advertised for Raw is the September 30 “season premiere” episode. The October 11th SmackDown and October 14th Raw are draft episodes and WWE has said that the Wild Card rule will no longer be in effect because wrestlers will be exclusive to just one brand.
On Sunday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about the additional dates announced for Lesnar and he said that he assumed that this meant that Lesnar would be a SmackDown star going forward. It makes sense since FOX would want someone like Lesnar on the show and they want a sports-like product.
Meltzer also noted how the roster moves are being kept a secret and most people in the company do not know who is switching brands. Here is what he said on Wrestling Observer Radio:
“I kind of asked about that [Brock Lesnar] and I was told that one hand doesn’t know what the other hand is doing … who is on what roster is far more carefully kept secret. Only a few people know. But having said that, I thought that Lesnar was going to be on SmackDown anyway because of the Kingston [match].”
For what it’s worth, there was a video and a photoshoot done a few weeks ago for the SmackDown move to FOX and several top Raw names were included so that could be a strong indication that they are moving to SmackDown. Click here if you want to read a potential spoiler on the top WWE Raw stars featured in the SmackDown video/photoshoot.