Well so much for that. New Day is one of the most impressive and successful teams of all time. While they have done a lot of great things together as a team, a good amount of their success has come from Kofi Kingston. Over the years, Kingston has won almost everything there is to win, including a six month reign as WWE Champion. He lost the title on the debut episode of SmackDown on FOX and things have changed for him again since then.
Kingston’s title reign ended in a near record setting eight seconds as Brock Lesnar hit him with the F5 to win the title again. Following the loss, Kingston has gone on to win the Tag Team Titles with New Day partner Big E. The title win had been planned following his loss, but it turns out that something changed the way things were going to go. So what was planned in advance?
According to Tom Colohue of Sportskeeda.com, the original plans for Kingston would see him lose himself in a way, blaming himself for the loss and becoming more aggressive while losing matches. New Day would have gone on to win the Tag Team Titles, though it would be Big E. and Xavier Woods winning them for the team. Kingston would not have turned heel, but he would have been angrier than usual. These plans were scrapped when Woods tore his Achilles tendon and Kingston and Big E. won the titles instead.
The new champs are looking pretty good. Check them out in action:
Opinion: It’s kind of shame that something like this needed to happen. Kingston going in this direction could have been interesting but at the same time there is only so much that can be done in the case of this kind of an injury. Kingston has a lot of places he could go at the moment and it could be interesting to see him branch out a bit. That could change in the future, but we have to wait on them at the moment.
Do you want to see Kingston as a more serious character? Will New Day ever split up? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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