Kofi Kingston has made some bold statements for sure, and he stands behind them regardless of what others may think. He feels that The New Day is the greatest faction in pro wrestling history, and he makes no apologies for his boldness. He believes the statement whole-heartedly.
The faction has been around since 2014 and since then, a plethora of singles championships (as well as accolades like the King of the Ring Crown Xavier Woods is sporting these days), and tag team championships have been amassed between them. It was while speaking on Into The Danger Zone, that Kingston let his thoughts be known.
“I feel like you’re supposed to be humble, but for me, I’m old and don’t really care what anybody thinks,” he said. “When I think about the things we have done, just off the top of my head, being able to go toe to toe with The Rock, the greatest speaker in the history of our industry, the greatest trash talker, the most popular man in the world. We were able to go toe to toe. Granted, it was three on one, but it was a real test like, ‘Okay, we’re pretty good at this.’
To be able to host WrestleMania, there are only a handful of active talent on the roster that have been able to do that. There are so many things we have done. To be able to have a food product sold with WWE after a 20 something year drought, and for it to be called Booty-Os. You’re selling this, people are eating it and buying it? We’ve been able to do a lot of things that are groundbreaking. Then our accolades. The longest reigning tag team champions, 11 times.
I look at all that stuff and, not that you compare yourself to anybody else, but being the group that has never had the desire to turn on each other. A lot of teams get thrown together like myself and Punk, myself and R-Truth, myself and Evan. We just got thrown together. It wasn’t our plan to to come together and be a tag. New Day chose to be together. They chose me to be in the group and we formed this bond. We wanted to be together. A lot of people are not put in a situation where they are given the option of being together.
That allowed us to start with a different foundation than everybody else. We wanted to be together so why would I turn on my brother? His success is my success. Woods is the King, I’m the King. Big E is WWE Champion, I’m WWE Champion. We have that actual mentality of all for one and one for all. From all of those perspectives, I can’t think of another group that embodies most of those things, let alone all of those things like we do. On top of that, WWE.com voted us the greatest tag team/faction of all time. I’ll double down on that.”
The statements are indeed confident and this talented trio of wrestlers definitely back those bold words up every time they go out there for sure. Perhaps there’s no one that can contest that at all, but there are those that look back and wonder…NWO, DX, The Four Horsemen, The Radicals…best of all-time…really? Something to think about.
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