From Jamaica to Ghana to the history. Kofi Kingston is one of the best midcarders WWE has ever had. He’s able to have a good match with pretty much anyone and is nearly an institution in WWE, having been around for about ten years. He’s won quite a few titles in his day and as it turns out, he’s won a collection of them that no one else ever has.
Kingston was recently interviewed by WWE.com on a variety of topics, including his recent Smackdown Tag Team Title win. That victory made him the first man to win the World, WWE, Raw and Smackdown Tag Team Titles. The interview focuses on the title accomplishment, plus Kingston’s future. Here are some highlights:
On Realizing what He Had Accomplished
“I had no idea. I don’t think we look at accomplishments that deeply in terms of pursuing them. We usually find out on Twitter. Like, “Hey! Did you guys know you’re the only ones to win the Raw and SmackDown [Tag Team] Titles?” It’s pretty cool when you sit back and look at it, but it’s weird; the more time that passes, we keep attaining these unsettable goals, if that makes sense.
Hosting WrestleMania is not something set for yourself when you’re a kid. You don’t say, “One day, I’m going to host WrestleMania, and this is my goal; I’m going to work toward it.” It just happened. Same thing with winning this championship title. It’s a very strange stat to be celebrating. You don’t set these goals, but we’re very fortunate to have had these things happen to us.”
On Bringing a Singles Title to the New Day
“It’s always in the cards, you know? And the thing about The New Day, whether it’s singles titles or tag titles, is that when one of us wins, we all win. So, it’s something very interesting and something the people have asked us from the first day.”
And on Valuing Friendship with the New Day
“Can you even improve on friendship? I’m not sure what the question is, but I think our friendship is still an unbreakable bond. We always talk about the fact that it’s amazing we have been traveling with each other over three years consistently, and we don’t want to fight each other. We still get along very well, and we’re still on the same page just as much as we were from the first day. Again, definitely very fortunate to be in the position where you can achieve or experience such a bond. Because, as you can see, in our industry it’s very rare. I think it’s very rare in life, too.”
You can read the full interview here.
Opinion: I’ve been a Kingston fan since his second WWE match (his debut was nothing short of horrible) and it’s very cool to see him being praised for all of this success. He’s been around for a long time and it’s cool to see him having some impressive accolades like this one. I’d love to see him win a World Title at some point and really, I don’t think it’s out of the question.
Are you surprised Kingston was the first person to reach this achievement? Do you think he’ll ever win a World Title? Let us know in the comments below.