Kofi Kingston’s WWE Title run from KofiMania was stopped in its tracks in record time by Brock Lesnar. That match on the first episode of Friday Night SmackDown on Fox also saw Cain Velasquez come out and surprise Lesnar after his big win. Kingston has had some time to think about it, and he would have booked things differently.
While talking to the Battleground Podcast, Kingston was quite open about his match against Lesnar. He said that the match was over so fast, and it didn’t give him any time to do anything at all. He literally jumped right into an F5. That is not how Kofi would have booked it.
“It was just so quick. I don’t get paid by the hour, and It was a short amount of work for me. I didn’t really have a lot of bumps and bruises, just one, so that was cool. If it was up to me, I would have had the match go a little bit different than the way that it did, but that’s not up to me. The only thing I can really control is my performance and my ability to do what I’m asked to do to the best of my ability, and that’s what I’ve made a career of doing over the last decade plus. It kind of was what it was.”
I think the positive is that I realized how much people are behind me. Even still, people are mad about the way that the title reign ended, especially being that it came about so magically and organically, but it happened to be the direction that the company wanted it to go. What are you going to do? You go to your job and you either do it or you don’t. I don’t really have much of a choice, but I just try to focus on the future, and cement my legacy by the actions that I can control.”
Kofi has spoken in the past to say that he’s not mad about his loss to Lesnar, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t change things.
There is a chance that we’ll see Kofi Kingston vs Brock Lesnar II, because you can never say never in WWE. Right now there is no sight of Lesnar anywhere, but fans are still waiting for his music to hit again out of nowhere.
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