WWE Champion Kofi Kingston recently spoke with the folks from The Daily Star for an interview. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On acknowledging during his career that there were many times where he felt like he was “sitting on the sidelines” after pushes would come-and-go throughout his 11-year journey to the WWE Championship: “There are so many moments like that when you think things are going to get going and then they stop. Its very easy to get down on yourself and the situation, and I am so glad I didn’t allow that to happen, but I was able to control what I could control and let my performances speak for themselves and give it my all every single time. The more you do that, the more respect you get from the fans and they realize your ability to perform. I think all of that grind over the years, fighting through the lows, has allowed for the people to support me the way they are now.”
On not even being used on RAW the night after his epic performance in his feud against Randy Orton and participation in the 2009 Money In The Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania 25: “That was frustrating, as I thought ‘this is it, here we go’ — then it was a stop. Another moment was having a feud with Randy Orton in the main event. We had this awesome battle and a memorable moment at Madison Square Garden. Everybody was on their feet, and I was like ‘here we go’ — and then about a month later it was done, and I was sitting on the sidelines again.”
On Big E. and/or Xavier Woods just needing to ask if they want a WWE title shot against him: “If Big E. or Woods were WWE Champion right now I would support them as much as they have supported me, and they feel the same way. We all work together and when one us achieves the ultimate level of success, we all achieve it.”
Check out the complete Kofi Kingston interview at DailyStar.co.uk.