The New Day’s Kofi Kingston recently caught up with TMZ Sports where he discussed whether or not his match should have been headlining WrestleMania 35. Below are some highlights with a H/T to WrestlingInc.com for the transcriptions.
On finally getting a singles match for the WWE Championship:
“Daniel knows what’s coming up, man. What’s going to happen is, the fact that we finally get to have a one-on-one match,” Kofi said. “And we’ve not had that. Every time that we’ve had something close to that, it’s gone my way. I’m looking forward to just having that chance. I don’t need to talk any kind of trash or whatever, like, ‘I’m coming to get you!’ It’s not my style. I just… when I get out there, it’s all love.”
On if his match should have been the main event:
“Honestly, I’m just happy to have a match at WrestleMania,” Kofi said. “For me to get on here, for me to complain about, ‘Oh, well I got a singles match for the WWE Championship, I’m not in the main event!,’ Like, nah, it’s not about that at all. And the women have done such an amazing job, they deserve everything that they are getting right now. To be in the main event, Ronda Rousey, arguably… I mean, she might’ve been the one that actually started the whole ‘Divas Revolution’ by being so awesome in UFC. And you have Charlotte, the daughter of Ric Flair, who does amazing things in the ring. You have Becky Lynch, who has grinded for so long and so hard, and now the people are behind her so hard. To have them in the main event is an amazing thing. I’m so proud of all of them and I can’t wait to watch.”
“It’s amazing,” Kofi said. “I didn’t realize how much they wanted me to have this as much as I want to have it. The support has just been unreal. I think that the best way that I can think about to be able to pay them back is beating Daniel Bryan this Sunday and becoming WWE Champion. That’s the goal, man. You know what I mean, one day at a time. We’re going to try and do it.”