Kofi Kingston won the WWE Title at WrestleMania, but that was not the original plan. WWE did not expect for KofiMania to run wild, but when Daniel Bryan saw what was happening he knew what needed to be done.

During After The Bell, Kofi Kingston opened up about how Daniel Bryan lobbied for him backstage in WWE. The company had their own plans for the show of shows, but thanks to Daniel Bryan and others who politicked for Kofi Kingston to get his WrestleMania moment things were much different.

“[Daniel Bryan] pushed for that to happen. The plans weren’t for me to be at WrestleMania. I’m not sure who it was for Daniel to face, but Daniel went in and went to bat for me and the situation and the title match for us to happen. He had a big part in it too. It’s a testament to his state of mind as far as advancing the business and doing the right thing for the people and best product,”

“I give a lot of credit to Daniel Bryan, who I think is legitimate, like a generational talent. It meant so much more because Bryan was so hot and Bryan is just so damn good in the ring, on the mic, with his character. He was so giving with the build to the story that it meant more.”


Big E might not be too happy about how Kofi Kingston lost the WWE Title to Brock Lesnar during the Friday Night SmackDown debut on Fox. Thanks to Daniel Bryan at least Kingston was able to experience KofiMania to the greatest extent possible.

Thanks to Fightful for the quote

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