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 opened up 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.

Kingston previously made it clear he wouldn’t change anything about the botch. While speaking to Jim Varsallone’s JimmyV3 Channel, Kofi Kingston discussed his Royal Rumble botch and tried to figure out what truly went wrong with the spot.

“I feel like we all go out there to try and top ourselves. Whether we’re talking about tag team matches with The Uso’s or singles matches that we’ve had, myself and Dolph Ziggler. We’ve had a lot of classics. The goal has always been to go out and top yourself.


Obviously when the Royal Rumble comes around, it’s become something synonymous with something I’m going to do in the match. So, what happened was not supposed to happen. I was trying to kind of land on the barricade. It was something – I walked through it a few times, but it was always going to hurt. It was gonna hurt no matter what, so I couldn’t really practice it like full out. When I did, I think that I jumped too high which has never usually been a problem. I could’ve jumped like further out.”

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.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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