Kofi Kingston speaks about WWE working with Netflix

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Kofi Kingston speaks about WWE working with Netflix

In his WWE career, Kofi Kingston won the WWE Championship once, four times the Intercontinental Championship, three times the United States Championship, four times the Raw Tag Team Championship (twice with Big E and Xavier Woods, once with Evan Bourne and once with R-Truth), four times the SmackDown Tag Team Championship (with Big E and Xavier Woods) and once the World Tag Team Championship (with CM Punk); he is also the 30th Triple Crown Champion and the 13th Grand Slam Champion of WWE.

His second reign as Raw Tag Team Champion, which lasted 483 days (from 23 August 2015 to 18 December 2016) is the longest in the history of the title, managing to win the most in the decade (2010-2019), on an equal footing with The Miz titles (14).

In addition, Kingston himself holds the singular record for most days spent as a Tag Team Champion within WWE and is also known for innovative ways of suspending his elimination from Royal Rumble and battle royal matches.

With the exception of a few months spent as a villain in 2015 with The New Day, Kingston has been a heroic character for almost the entirety of his WWE career. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, he spoke about WWE working with Netflix: “Working with Netflix is huge.

It’s another global phenomenon. Everybody knows what Netflix is, everybody has Netflix, it’s so well known, so to be in a Netflix movie is amazing. I actually didn’t miss any time when I shot with them. I shot on my off-days, then would go back to wrestling on the weekends, so it wasn’t like I was missing anything.

With WWE, you have to be able to wear a lot of different hats. We do a lot of different things. We’re not just wrestlers. We’re actors, we’re athletes, we wrestle, we are community servants, we’re public speakers.

We do so many different things, and when you have the opportunity to do something special, you embrace it and you try to knock it out of the park. I was told that Netflix wanted to work with me specifically in this movie, and I was all about it."