Kofi Kingston held the WWE Title for 180 days until Brock Lesnar squashed him in seconds during the Friday Night SmackDown debut on Fox. After his loss, Kingston rolled out of the ring and the stories rolled on with Cain Velasquez’s debut.
While speaking to After The Bell, Kofi Kingston said “it is what it is.” He has been a WWE Superstar for long enough to know that success comes from rolling with the punches.
“It wasn’t up to me but I have said this on a few different interviews, it kind of is what it is. You show up to work and find out what you are doing and you kind of do it, so, this is weird too. A lot of people will be on my social media and saying, ‘Well, Kofi, you are out there and you are acting like you don’t care. Did you forget that you were the world champion?’ I’m like, well, look, you are asking my on-screen character to be angry as if it’s my real character. I think it’s one of those things where it kind of is what it is.”
“In reality, I am on screen, I am a good guy. I lost in eight seconds, so as far as making a case for a rematch what would my character have to say? Give me another shot Brock, I lost in eight seconds but I’ll get you next time! You’re asking my real-life character to take on this anger and be mad with the way it happened on-screen, but for me personally, I have always approached this business as somebody who is always trying to move forward. You can’t dwell on one day. There have been a lot of days where they have been negative for a lack of a better term but if you dwell on those you are miserable and you don’t want to come to work, but I’m just trying to push forward.”
“I think it’s more important to always try to put a foot forward; always try climbing mountains and keep on setting records and keep on doing positive things in this industry because it doesn’t last forever. I feel like it is a waste of time to dwell on the negative aspects of things so that is where I am at with that whole situation. I appreciate the passion that people have, but I am puzzled at some of the anger people have towards me because I am not the one who is making those decisions. It is what it is.”
Perhaps Kofi Kingston will get another shot at the WWE Title eventually. That doesn’t really seem to be in the cards right now as Kofi Kingston is 1/2 of the SmackDown Tag Team Champions once again.
Vince McMahon commented on Kofi and Big E as champions by saying it’s “suiting.” Some fans might like more for Kofi Kingston, but he seems content doing what he can regardless of whether another title shot is due to him.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote