Kofi Kingston is veteran in WWE, wrestling for the company for a long time now. The record-setting WWE tag team champion recently spoke about his years left in the global juggernaut and life after wrestling.

Kofi Kingston signed a new WWE contract in December 2019, extending his stay with the company for the next five years. He recently opened up about his future and how long will he keep on going during an interview with Peter Rosenberg on Cheap Heat.

I don’t know. I have a couple of years left on my contract. I never say, ‘In two years I’m going to be done.’ We always get on Mark Henry about this because he said he was going to retire for 12 years. ‘I’m gonna be done after this year,’ and all of a sudden he comes out in his stuff, ‘Vince (McMahon) told me that they needed me, so I signed for another five years.’ Mark, come on man, you ain’t never retiring! We get on him about that. This industry is so unique and so fun and such a short period of time in our lives, and I know it’s very hard to walk away. What a lot of people miss about it, and from being on the roster and what I’ve been told, they miss the camaraderie in the locker room.

Even now, I see the transition happening where myself, Dolph (Ziggler), Miz, Randy (Orton), we’re kind of the elder statesmen. Everyone else has gone through NXT, people who I didn’t come up with, so you see the natural transition happening, but the camaraderie in the locker room, it’s still there.


Once that’s gone, you don’t really get it back. I’ve always said, as long as I’m having fun, I don’t want to be the guy who comes to work every day and is complaining about being there, ‘I’m not happy with a storyline, I’m pissed off about this.’ This job is so amazing that you should be feeling elated about it every single day. Obviously, there are ups and downs, we all know that, but overall, you shouldn’t be coming to work and having it weigh on yourself and you take it home and you’re mad about what’s going on at work and now the quality of your life isn’t what it should be.” 

Kofi Kingston made his debut in WWE back in January 2008. Kingston’s journey as singles competitor saw him capture multiple championships during his early days in the company.

The former WWE Intercontinental champion aligned himself with Xavier Woods and Big E to form the highly popular tag team, The New Day. The trio gained massive success including Kofi Kingston, who won his first-ever WWE championship at WrestleMania 35 with the faction emerging as one of the greatest tag teams of all time.

Kofi also discussed the idea of retiring, which was opposed by Big E and Xavier Woods, leading to Kingston believing that he might work with The New Day in a different capacity after the end of his current contract.

“I told them this, and they’re starting to come around, once you get past 30, it’s all the same age bracket. Are they younger than me or are we all the same age? They might even be older than me. Woods has been working has been working in the industry for a very long time. He’s got like 27 years in the business. He’s the real veteran of the group. Am I older than him or not? Who is to say? When it’s all said and done, we definitely want to continue to work with each other on an entertainment platform, whatever that looks like, we’re figuring that out. We take it one day at a time. We’ll see what happened when the contract expires and we’ll cross that bridge when it comes.”

Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods are currently the NXT Tag Team champions, winning the titles at NXT Deadline back in December 2022. Big E on the other hand has been sidelined due to a serious neck injury and it is unknown if he would be able to return to wrestling.

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