Tonight’s SmackDown opened with Brock Lesnar alongside Paul Heyman, who cut an in-ring promo saying that Brock Lesnar is “quitting” SmackDown and is going to show up on Raw on Monday looking for Rey Mysterio.
Heyman said that he asked Vince McMahon to help “serve Rey Mysterio on a platter” for Brock Lesnar, but McMahon told him that he can’t because they’re contractually obligated to different brands.
“So if Rey Mysterio can’t come to SmackDown for Brock Lesnar,” Heyman continued, “as of this Monday, Brock Lesnar is going to come to Raw looking for Rey Mysterio. And if anybody – a network, a chairman of the board, WWE itself – has a problem with that, what the hell are you gonna do about it? Stop Brock Lesnar when he’s looking for revenge? You’re gonna fine Brock Lesnar? Suspend Brock Lesnar? Ban Brock Lesnar from WWE? You’re gonna threaten Brock Lesnar with litigation? My people invented litigation. We will sue WWE right back. So here it is, just to get rid of the formality. My client, Brock Lesnar hereby quits Friday Night SmackDown on FOX. My client Brock Lesnar is showing up this Monday on Raw and he’s going hunting for Rey Mysterio.”
We’ll see if this means that Lesnar has switched brands to Raw or if he’ll just show up on both brands. With Bray Wyatt winning the Universal Championship from Seth Rollins, SmackDown had both the WWE and Universal Championships on the brand.