KofiMania reached its pinnacle in WWE when fans fervently rallied behind Kofi Kingston, culminating in his WWE Championship victory at WrestleMania 35 in 2019. Kingston’s reign, which lasted six months, came to an abrupt end at the hands of Brock Lesnar. Recently, Paul Walter Hauser criticized Vince McMahon for mishandling Black champions in WWE.

On the debut episode of WWE SmackDown on FOX, Brock Lesnar challenged Kofi Kingston for the title. In a controversial booking decision that still baffles fans, Lesnar defeated Kingston in just seven seconds to capture the WWE Championship.

Years later, this decision remains point of contention among fans, who believe Kofi Kingston deserved more respect than to be squashed by Lesnar in such a manner.

During an interview with Steve Fall of Ringside News, Paul Walter Hauser shared his thoughts on Vince McMahon’s booking choices. Hauser’s harshest criticism centered on McMahon’s inability to elevate Black athletes within WWE, citing the mishandling of Kofi Kingston’s championship run as a prime example.


“He never really put a strap on a Black athlete in WWE, and when he finally did with Kofi Kingston, he squashed him with Brock Lesnar,” Hauser remarked.

Despite the disappointment surrounding the squash match, Kofi Kingston has moved on from the incident. Nonetheless, many fans resonate with Paul Walter Hauser’s critique of Vince McMahon’s treatment of Black champions in WWE.

As WWE continues to evolve, the legacy of KofiMania and its abrupt end serve as a reminder of the importance of fair representation and opportunities in professional wrestling.

Are you in agreement with what Paul Walter Hauser had to say about Vince McMahon’s poorly booking Black champions in WWE? Let us know in the comments section below!

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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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