Although Kofi Kingston has been enjoying a banner 2019 as WWE champion since WrestleMania, at one point he wasn't even sure if he wanted to keep wrestling.
Before multiple tag team title reigns and a partnership with Big E and Xavier Woods to form New Day, Kingston admitted that he wasn't enjoying what he called a "monotonous" time in WWE. Prior to the formation of New Day in 2014, Kingston has held the Intercontinental and United States titles but never the WWE or World Heavyweight Championship.
In an interview with the Ottawa Sun, Kingston said he enjoyed what he was doing in the ring but felt like he was doing the same thing with no real benefit or real guarantee he would win a world title in WWE. Now as part of New Day, Kingston is elated to have this career resurgence.
“It’s always fun and laughs. Woods and E, without them I wouldn’t be here. When they approached me about being in the New Day, I didn’t even know if I wanted to keep wrestling because I was doing the same thing over and over — a guy that would come out and have a good match, I would do some cool moves and probably lose. It became monotonous. Woods and E approached me about getting in this group — guys who weren’t happy with their positions in the company. People told us we sucked, they rejected us. But it wasn’t long before they embraced us. Now, here we are, in a lot of people’s minds one of the greatest factions of all-time. Here we are, the WWE champion and the tag team champions — mission accomplished," Kingston said.
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