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WWE Super ShowDown talking points: is Kofi Kingston the real target of Brock Lesnar's MITB cash in?

A look at things to watch out for in Saudi Arabia as the WWE hold their third network special in the country on June 7

WWE World Heavyweight champion Kofi Kingston could lose his title to Brock Lesnar in Saudi Arabia. Image courtesy of WWE
WWE World Heavyweight champion Kofi Kingston could lose his title to Brock Lesnar in Saudi Arabia. Image courtesy of WWE

Ahead of Friday's WWE Super ShowDown network special in Saudi Arabia at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, here are some final talking points ahead of the event.

Brock Lesnar to target Kofi Kingston for his MITB cash in?

Lesnar has vowed to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase on Friday night in Jeddah and it appears his sights are set on Universal champion Seth Rollins.

But will it be Rollins? There could be a swerve on the horizon where Lesnar does leave with gold around his waist, but rather than the Universal belt it is Kofi Kingston's World Heavyweight Championship title.

The clue may be in who said what. Lesnar's advocate Paul Heyman promised Lesnar would cash in on Monday night on Raw.

Lesnar didn't, even though he beat up Rollins easily and if he had cashed in it would have been an easy win.

Lesnar said "Friday" when challenged by Heyman, which indicated he had Jeddah in mind for where he will hand in his briefcase.

But he did not say who on Friday he would do it against. Which opens the door for the swerve.

The scene is set. Kingston, believing Lesnar is after Rollins, wins his title defence in Jeddah against Dolph Ziggler, only to hear Lesnar's music post-match.

Sure enough he comes out, cashes in and beats a surprised Kingston to win the WWE World Heavyweight belt for the first time since March 2015.

Lesnar never lied. He can claim Heyman said Rollins but he didn't.

Kingston loses the belt in a way that doesn't hurt him and sets him up for a feud with the former UFC man, something he is very keen to happen.

Only time will tell, but the wording on Raw, when you think about it, makes this scenario very plausible.

Goldberg v The Undertaker to be under 10 minutes

Given the pair have a combined age of 106 this is unlikely to go too long.

Goldberg's matches are usually fast-paced and violent, and The Undertaker, despite a successful hip operation, is understandably not as agile as he used to be.

So playing to their strengths, and physical limitations, this should be a fast match.

Both men are plausible winners but the only guarantee is that either a Tombstone or a Jackhammer will happen in less then 10 minutes of the bell ringing.

Triple H v Randy Orton to be their best yet?

There is a strange thing about Triple H and Orton's rivalry. Despite it being 15 years in September since their first one-on-one match they have never had a truly classic match.

Whether it is their styles, or odd booking, they have not gelled together.

As Evolution stablemates they were tremendous together, but as world title rivals it never did click.

Arguably their best match was at No Mercy 2007 in a Last Man Standing clash was the most fun and that is what Friday's match will try and beat.

It is 10 years since their WrestleMania 25 main event and it will be interesting to see how the anniversary goes.

Triple H can still go, despite rarely competing these days, and Orton has seemed to have re-found some fire in recent months after a forgettable last couple of years.

Hopefully this can surpass previous encounters and give the Saudi audience something to remember.

Updated: June 7, 2019 05:07 PM

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