The people want pancakes.
Every week when The New Day hit the ring, pancakes hit the crowd. The tossing of pancakes has become a big part of the New Day act and has been taken to the next level ever since Kofi Kingston won the WWE Title at WrestleMania 35.
Appearing on ESPN First Things First, Kofi explained the origin of the pancake toss.
"Myself and Big E had a lumberjack match against Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Xavier [Woods] was one of the lumberjacks," recalled Kingston. "He had his flannel vest on and had his lumberjack hat. What do lumberjacks eat? They eat pancakes. He brought out a whole tray of pancakes, and before we knew, the entire arena is chanting 'We want pancakes.' So, we threw out pancakes to everybody. The next week, we went up to Vince [McMahon] and were like, 'Hey, do you mind if we bring out pancakes again?' He was like, 'Do you wanna?' 'Yeah, it'd be cool if we did that.' Fast forward to a year later; pancake power is a real thing. People are clamoring for pancakes. It doesn't make sense, but we give the people want they want. And right now, they want pancakes."
One would think that when New Day are in the ring and tossing pancakes, fans at ringside would be paying attention at all times. But that wasn't the case at WWE SummerSlam.
— KOFI (@TrueKofi) August 12, 2019
Kingston retained his WWE Title at SummerSlam, going to a count-out against Randy Orton. After the match, Kingston snapped and beatdown Orton with a kendo stick. Prior to the match, Kofi revealed to Fightful that the heat between him and Orton is very legitimate. You can view his comments by clicking here.
You can view the entire interview with Kingston in the video above.
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