Kofi Kingston just signed a new five-year deal with WWE, but he could be looking to wrap up his career.

While speaking to Newsweek, the New Day Member said that five years is a long way off. He could picture himself possibly retiring, but at this point he doesn’t know.

Being away from his kids is hard for Kofi Kingston. Being at home more would definitely help. The unknown about the future is a huge factor because he doesn’t know what he’ll be doing in half a decade

“I’ve definitely thought about that. Five years is such a long time away, but you’d be a fool if you didn’t plan ahead. It’s really early to say, but at the end of this five years [it] might be the end of my career, not just from an injury or physical perspective, but just not being home. Being away from my kids is very difficult. We had to go an extra day last week and we had a live event and then media day in Minneapolis, and then we had TLC and then I came home Monday and then back on the road Tuesday. I’m doing the WWE holiday party in Stamford, and then I’ll go back home and come back to New York early on Friday to do a whole bunch of interviews and the live taping. All of that just to say that it’s a lot, and my kids are growing up, and there’s a lot of days that we miss.”


“I’m considering hanging them up at the end of this five-year period, but you just don’t know. I don’t know what’s going to happen next week, but it has crossed my mind for sure. I’ve been doing this for a long time, over a decade. It’ll be 12 years on television in January, which is crazy to think about, but that’s the reality. You have to be thinking about those things as a family man and as a person in general.”

Kofi Kingston and Big E are still SmackDown Tag Team Champions. That title reign counts for Xavier Woods too, but he’s out of action. Only time will tell what’s down the road for Kofi Kingston, but he’s not showing any signs of slowing down yet.

H Jenkins

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