Kofi Kingston interview highlights

Kofi Kingston Says No One Else Could Have Broken The New Day’s Tag Team Title Record Except The Usos

WWE SmackDown Superstar and one-half of the current WWE NXT Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston recently appeared on the “Out Of Character” podcast with Ryan Satin, where he talked about a variety of topics such as how The New Day held their tag team title record near and dear to their hearts.

Kofi Kingston said:

“It was something that we held dear to our hearts, especially when you think about Demolition. They held that record for what, 30 years? We’re like ‘Oh cool, we’ll have this record for at least twenty. I mean, can we get ten? Can we get a decade?’ Here are The Usos right on our tails and [then they break the record) less than five years later? C’mon man, we can’t have nothing around here [laughs].”

Kofi Kingston also talked about how The Usos are probably the best opponents that they have faced and how they have had a lot of matches with The Usos, with every single one of them being different.

Kofi Kingston said:

“It’s all good man, I joke about that but The Usos are such incredible people, they’re incredible athletes, they’re incredible talent. Their journey has just been so amazing to watch when you think about the lineage and their Samoan heritage and their dad being in this and their uncles and their cousins and everybody that has come through and made their mark in the industry. Now, they’re doing the exact same and they’re doing it in a way that hasn’t been done before. They are probably the best opponents that we have gone up against, and we’ve had a lot of matches with them, but every single one of them has been different. Every single one of them kind of outdoes the last one.”

Kofi Kingston then talked about how no one else could have broken The New Day’s tag team championship record except The Usos.

Kofi Kingston said:

“It’s always just a pleasure and a honor and a privilege to be able to mix it up with them in any way, shape, or form in the ring. Part of me is kinda like records are made to be broken, so I’m not really losing any sleep over the record being broken, but we wanted it to last until the end of time. But, if there was anybody that was gonna break it, we’re glad that it could have been The Usos and then for us to have that match for them to actually break the record, it just means a lot. I’ve said it in a few interviews now too, but the history of the industry is such so important, [especially] when you get to chance to bring elements from early on in a timeframe and combine them and tell a long term story. Obviously, the history we have with The Usos, it’s been a long term storytelling journey. It almost had to be The Usos that broke that record, it just felt right for us to be the ones that they beat to cross that finish line and actually take that record. It’s always an honor and pleasure to be going up against them, and it was an honor and a pleasure to [reluctantly] hand it to them.”

You can check out Kofi Kingston’s comments at this link. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.

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