There is no doubt that Kofi Kingston is a veteran in the pro wrestling world in the truest sense of the word, as he has worked in WWE for over decade. He has competed in several memorable matches and won various titles during his run in the company. It seems he wouldn’t change anything about his recent botch as well.

Kofi Kingston is always the highlight in a Royal Rumble match due to his creative ways of avoiding elimination. However, that was not the case during this year’s Royal Rumble match as he was shortly eliminated afterwards after a botched jump to the outside.

Kofi Kingston took to Instagram and wrote a very lengthy post regarding his botched Royal Rumble elimination. Kingston made it clear that he has learned from the mistake and that he wouldn’t change anything about it.

The past couple days on social media, I’ve gotten a lot of “Why would you think that was even possible?” and “Why would you even try that?” The answer to that question is quite easy: because of the potential reward. What if you were to succeed in overcoming what is deemed “impossible”?


The sense of accomplishment felt when you beat the odds and brazenly defy the probabilities is purely ecstatic. Peoples questions then morph into “How in the world did you do that?!” and “I never thought that would be possible!”

But alas, it was not to be…this time…

However, even in failure there is also a reward; one that may be more valuable than success. That reward is: Self learning and growth. True strength. Failure forces you to take look within and learn about yourself. Do you mope around and sulk? Do you hide and feel sorry for yourself? Maybe for a little while. I think that’s natural. But then you use those emotions as a catalyst to push yourself and to drive yourself to be better.

The castles of success are built in part from keystones of failure…

Anyway, this isn’t a cry for sympathetic messages in the comments or anything lol. I just saw this as a great opportunity to encourage people out there who might be on the fence about trying something because it’s too risky or because they are afraid. Push yourself to try, even when you know the risks.

In my case, all the possible risks became a reality: physical injury, the emotional weight of letting people down by literally falling short of delivering on their expectations, the risk of being laughed at and ridiculed for deciding to try the impossible.

And still if given another chance in choosing whether or not to make the attempt…I’d change nothing.

No guts, no glory. No risk it, no biscuit. No pressure, no diamonds. You gotta bet it to get it. All the quotes…

Many great rewards come to those who push the limits…

WWE also planned a big spot for Kofi Kingston involving Big E in the Royal Rumble match as well. Kingston is more than willing to learn from the past and that is what truly matters in the end.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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