Kofi Kingston has one more major hurdle to get over on his road to WrestleMania.
The closing segment of tonight's edition of SmackDown Live from Dayton, Ohio featured WWE Chairman Vince McMahon explaining why he feels Kofi Kingston does not deserve an opportunity at the WWE Championship. Vince McMahon stated that no one deserves anything and recalled a conversation he had with current WWE Champion Daniel Bryan which was about Kofi Kingston being a "B-plus" player. Kingston responded to those comments by reminding Vince McMahon what he has sacrificed for WWE over the past eleven years and after Kofi expressed how he felt, Vince McMahon paved a road to Kingston's WWE Title match at WrestleMania.
Next week on SmackDown Live, Kofi Kingston will compete in another Gauntlet match but he must defeat Randy Orton, United States Champion Samoa Joe, Sheamus, Cesaro and Rowan and if Kofi can go the distance, he will have earned himself a WWE Championship match against Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35.
NEXT WEEK, @TrueKofi will have to defeat...— WWE (@WWE) March 13, 2019
in a #GauntletMatch, and he'll go to #WrestleMania to face @WWEDanielBryan! #SDLive pic.twitter.com/ND0FSQYrl6
If @TrueKofi wants to challenge @WWEDanielBryan for the #WWETitle at #WrestleMania, he has to face @RandyOrton... and @SamoaJoe... and @WWESheamus... and @WWECesaro... and @ERICKROWAN NEXT WEEK on #SDLive! @WWEBigE @XavierWoodsPhD pic.twitter.com/7NsbLvAlJC— WWE (@WWE) March 13, 2019
The road to WrestleMania was cleared up for The Miz on tonight's episode of SmackDown as well as Shane McMahon made it official that the former "Co-Besties In The World" will clash at "The Show Of Shows". To stay up to date with the WrestleMania 35 match card, click here.