Kofi Kingston recently spoke with Sports Illustrated for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During the discussion with the popular sports media outlet, the longtime WWE veteran spoke about his New Day brother Big E. finally capturing the WWE Championship and more.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On the title win: “I haven’t run that fast in a decade. It was uncontrollable excitement. It was such an emotional day. I’ve been around the business long enough to know you don’t celebrate anything until it actually happens. Throughout the day, I had this energy in body, but I was scared to let it out. Something could have changed, and I didn’t want to jinx anything. When it actually happened, all that energy came pouring out.”
On Big E not changing himself to be a top star: “He refused to sell his soul to become the best. When you lose yourself, that taints the experience. E was true to himself. To see Big E get to the top seeing him do it his way, it just amplifies this even more.”
On The New Day vs. The Bloodline match on Raw: “This is the way to kick things off,” Kingston says. “It’s a fantasy booking that’s come true. People didn’t expect to see this right now, and it is going to be great. Roman and The Usos have really created something special. When Jimmy was out for a while, Jey became ‘Main Event Jey.’ Those three are legitimate family, and seeing them together is so synergistic. It works. Now we weren’t born brothers in The New Day, we became brothers. So this is two families going at it. I can’t wait to be in it with my brothers against Roman, Jimmy and Jey, who are all doing the best work of their entire careers. It’s going to be dope.”
Check out the complete interview at SI.com.
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