Kofi Kingston is in a fantastic spot going into Summerslam as WWE Champion. Some fans didn’t think this would ever become a reality and as it turns out, Kingston was one of them.

While speaking to the Ottawa Sun, Kofi Kingston said that he almost quit WWE before Xavier Woods and Big E joined his side. The New Day got off to a slow start, but over five years later they’re still booty shaking and tossing pancakes to crowds all over the world while covered in WWE gold.

“It’s always fun and laughs. Woods and E, without them I wouldn’t be here. When they approached me about being in the New Day, I didn’t even know if I wanted to keep wrestling because I was doing the same thing over and over.”

“It became monotonous. Woods and E approached me about getting in this group — guys who weren’t happy with their positions in the company. People told us we sucked, they rejected us. But it wasn’t long before they embraced us. Now, here we are, in a lot of people’s minds one of the greatest factions of all-time. Here we are, the WWE champion and the tag team champions — mission accomplished.”


We will have to wait and see whether Kofi Kingston and The New Day will be able to leave Toronto’s Summerslam event as champions, but it’s a good thing that Kofi Kingston didn’t hang up his boots when he was at his most frustrated point. KofiMania would have never become a reality if he would have quit and that was certainly worth the wait.

Felix Upton

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