WWE might be impressing some people in a big way because they are using continuity in their storylines. It might seem out of the question, but the company was able to tie a top storyline in 2019 to something that happened 10 years ago.
While speaking to the The Ottawa Sun, Kofi Kingston went in to some details that makes his feud with Randy Orton so personal. Because in 2009, Kofi was on the verge of breaking into the main event scene, but RKO kept him out of it.
“For those who don’t know, 10 years ago — in 2009 — I was on my way to the main-event scene and I was wrestling a top-tier guy like Randy Orton. The direction it seemed to be going was I would get main events — it didn’t happen. I come to find out Randy Orton had a lot to do with holding me back, using his influence to make sure I never got to the main-event scene. I’ve had Intercontinental championship reigns, U.S. championship reigns, tag team titles, but I’d never had a WWE championship match — not one time in 10 years (until Wrestlemania).”
“It’s going to be awesome. Here I am, the WWE champion against all odds and Randy Orton’s a bit upset about that. It’s a bit personal for me. It’s going to be a banger, it’s going to be an intense match and I can’t wait.”
The roles are reversed in a big way for Kofi Kingston now as he enters the Summerslam event as WWE Champion. If he can topple Randy Orton it would not only bring a lot of vindication, but it could also secure the idea that WWE is going to trust Kofi Kingston to carry the WWE Title even further as their debut on Fox is drawing even closer.