Kevin Owens speaks highly of Kofi Kingston but makes it clear that everything comes to an end on Sunday.
"The Prizefighter" Kevin Owens is slated to do battle with the current WWE Champion Kofi Kingston in just two days at WWE's Money In The Bank pay-per-view. Kofi and K.O. have been intertwined dating back to when Vince McMahon reintroduced Kevin Owens and specifically brought Owens back to replace Kofi Kingston in the WWE Championship match at Fastlane. Kofi, with the help of Big E and Xavier Woods overcame two months worth of hurdles to go onto to WrestleMania 35 to defeat Daniel Bryan and become WWE Champion.
Kevin Owens would go on to befriend Kofi and Xavier after Big E went down with an injury but that was so Owens could set himself up for a WWE Title shot which is now happening. Kevin Owens gave his thoughts about Kofi Kingston while guest appearing on Brian Campbell's 'State Of Combat' podcast and Kevin cleared up that while Kofi's rise may have changed a few plans, the WrestleMania match was his dating back to when Kofi reeled in the fans with his performance in the gauntlet match prior to Elimination Chamber.
“I don’t think Kofi stepped in anybody’s way actually, because that was clearly Kofi’s match. If you just paid attention to what was going on [in] every arena, every SmackDown Live from the time he got into that gauntlet match before the Elimination Chamber to WrestleMania. To me it was obvious from that point on that it was Kofi’s match, so while it might have changed people’s plans, I wouldn’t say he got in anybody’s way because he definitely -- all he did was be himself and be Kofi Kingston and that’s what got him there because the fans decided that they were getting behind him more than anybody else." Owens explained. "The only problem is, now he had his moment, everybody wants a moment. I’m no different. He has kids, he has his wife, they had a great moment, wonderful. Now I wanna have that moment. I don’t care about Kofi Kingston’s family as much as I care about mine which might be a terrible thing to say but it’s the truth. They’re great people. I’ve met them. They’re nice, they’re awesome, but now I want the moment for my kids and my wife. So now Kofi Kingston is in the way. He wasn’t before, now he is. I’m gonna do my best to get him out of the way.”
With two days left to go, check out Fightful's published article about the betting odds for the Money In The Bank pay-per-view.
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