Kofi Kingston recalls the beginnings of his career

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Kofi Kingston recalls the beginnings of his career

During his WWE career, Kofi Kingston held 22 titles overall. The 40-year-old from Kumasi has in fact won the WWE Championship once, the Intercontinental title four times, the United States Championship three times, the Raw Tag Team Championship six times, the SmackDown Tag Team Championship seven times and the World Tag Team Championship once.

His second reign as Raw Tag Team Champion, which lasted 483 days, is the longest in the history of the belt. Guest in the latest edition of 'Out of Character', Kofi recalled her work experiences with Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels during the early stages of his career.

Kofi Kingston is a WWE veteran

“I am proud to have shared the ring with two giants of this business as Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels” - began Kofi Kingston. "WWE has granted me the honor of dethroning Y2J in the Intercontinental title match and that will remain one of the most special moments of my entire career.

Not only did I beat a legend of Jericho's caliber, it was also my first ever title. I had only been working in the sector for 3-4 years and had not managed to win any titles on the independent circuit. It was a really fantastic experience" - added Kofi.

The former WWE Champion then returned to the famous defeat to Brock Lesnar at SmackDown in 2019: “That match was tremendously quick. I don't get paid by the hour and I have to admit that I didn't struggle much in that circumstance.

I didn't have to suffer any big blows or bumps, I only took one. If it had been up to me, the course of the challenge would have been a little different, but these are not decisions that are up to us superstars. The only thing I can really control is my performance and my ability to make the best of my ability in relation to what is asked of me.

I have always reasoned this way over the last decade. People are still angry at how that meeting went. It is the logic of the business and as such it must be accepted." Kofi Kingston is one of WWE's most decorated superstars.

Since signing with the company in 2006, he has had a run as a singles competitor and as a member of The New Day. In his long career, he was involved in some interesting storylines, one being with 14-time World Champion Randy Orton.