Kofi Kingston's success against Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35 was one of the most moving moments in recent wrestling history. After more than ten years 'spent' in the mid-card, the Ghanaian-born wrestler has become world champion leaving everyone speechless.
During his career, Kofi has held 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, lasting 483 days, is the longest in the history of the title. Guest in the latest edition of 'Out of Character', Kingston recalled his historic triumph at the 'Showcase of the Immortals' in 2019.
Kofi Kingston is a WWE veteran
“The WWE Universe was over the moon when I beat Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35 and became world champion for the first time in my career. They were all crazy in the arena, there was a tremendous noise.
I am happy that the company has decided to go in the direction that the fans wanted. I will always be grateful to Vince McMahon” - said Kofi Kingston. Many aficionados will remember that Kingston's reign ended on SmackDown's 20th anniversary when Brock Lesnar taught him a stern lesson.
Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T expressed his opinion on this: “I realize that a lot of people did not appreciate the progress of the match between Kofi Kingston and Brock Lesnar. We continue to talk about that meeting even after three years.
Perhaps not everyone realizes how things stand. Brock is a heavyweight, while Kingston is a lightweight. It was not an even match. What WWE proposed was the only credible outcome. Vince McMahon’s federation has always focused heavily on merchandising and entertainment.
The executives had no other choice, Kofi had to lose outright”. The New Day is known as one of the best stables of the modern era. E and Kingston are former World Champions and Woods won the King of the Ring tournament in 2022.
After a short break, the group began working on SmackDown. Fight Night has terrorized The New Day members Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods since Big E was put on the shelf. The stable has upstaged the duo on various occasions, whether it is The Grandest Stage of Them All or SmackDown. Speaking to KFOX 14, the 40-year-old stated that he doesn't believe in the group and gave his opinion on Sheamus.