Adam wilkinson



I’ve been reading a lot of comments and blogs lately that argue the case to push Kofi Kingston to the main event, a claim to which I find myself disagreeing with entirely.

Let’s get it straight, Kingston is and will forever be a Mid-card feature wrestler.
Don’t get me wrong, he is an incredibly gifted athlete that has done great things in the business but I just don’t ever see him holding one of the main titles.

From the moment he walked in, Kingston has been a tremendously reliable talent and has always been able to put on great matches with just about anyone.
However, his character is just too plain and one-dimensional to ever gain the momentum that would propel him into the main event scene. All he does is grin!

During his highly entertaining feud with Randy Orton, we began to see a more aggressive Kofi, one that appeared more intrepid and focused and generated tons of fan support. But in what should have been his time to shine, his promos held him back, lacking in any depth or creativity, ultimately inhibiting him from a further push up the card.

Kingston is much like Owen Hart in that manner as although Owen was an extremely gifted performer, he lacked that star quality that his brother Bret possessed. As contentious as it may sound, Owen was never going to make it to the main event and those who think so are just trying to compensate for his tragic death. The WWE had him back in the Blazer character for Christ’s sake, does that sound like they were about to give him the big push?

That aside, Kingston, like Owen, serves an important purpose by remaining in the mid-card division in that he helps raise the game of other wrestlers being primed for the top spots (Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler to name two).
The WWE also utilize him as a means to project and maintain an adequate amount of star power into the US, IC and Tag Team titles whenever the belts appear weak. With that said, expect more title reigns when there’s nobody else to wear them.

I don’t blame the office for not wanting to push Kingston any further, he’s great where he is and a harder push would only highlight his faults and could end up hurting he’s character instead of aiding it.
Pumbaa Zekunt
You see out of the current mid card Kofi stands out... He's got more in ring ability than the people he's been putting over... And with the right booking he could be a top aggressive heel... He's been stuck as a face for far too long... He's been spending some time with Truth so pointers should of b...
  • July 13, 2012
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Michael tomczak
Let's hope Kofi could pull off going heel. Bottom line if he fails at it, like Truth did in my opinion, truth failed miserably at being a heel. And look at him now. A psycho with an imaginary friend surely to fade to obscurity. Let's not have 2 weirdos now...
  • July 13, 2012
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Bilal Rashed
I thought R truth was a great and entertaining heel. His antics as a heel were hilairous especially cracking people in the head with water bottles. Had he not messed up with the wellness poilicy, Awesome Truth more than likely would have had a great run with the tag titles and he would probably stil...
  • July 13, 2012
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Angela Arnold
If he really really worked hard on his mic work, he would be a killer Heel IMO. I think Truth was a great heel as well. Gave us something different, Most heels are jackasses as they are supposed to be, but he was different with being in a comedy state all the time which was different. Sure guys like...
  • July 13, 2012
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relent
Agree with the blog Kofi is pretty bland and he's like Shelton Benjamin He has some high flying moments in mitb matches that stand out but he doesn't have a big time star quality.
  • July 14, 2012
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Pumbaa Zekunt
I agree with Angela and Bilal Truth was a awesome heel... The best the company had until Jericho returned...

Kofi would have some work to do on it, but he has the ruthless aggression when he's allowed to, he's just like Jericho before he was let loose in WCW as a heel... He's spent too long as a gene...
  • July 14, 2012
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John Felix Anthony
He had his chance with this feud with Randy Orton which would have been a great feud if they let it happen.
  • July 14, 2012
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Angela Arnold
They did let it happen, Kofi just didn't deliver. Which makes it seem like it never did. it was short yes, but it could have went farther if Kofi would have put more time into his work.
  • July 14, 2012
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RingsideNews
In the nest 3 years, have him win MITB, then turn him heel and run with it, could have a decent WHC run.
  • July 16, 2012
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Angela Arnold
It doesnt have to be thereof could be next yr if he's willing to step up to the plate and become a big boy.
  • July 16, 2012
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