Kofi Kingston is receiving praise from all fronts.
For the first time in eleven years this past Sunday, Kofi Kingston received his first singles match for the WWE Championship and he capitalized on the opportunity by defeating Daniel Bryan to win the title. Kofi Kingston is now the first African-born WWE Champion and heading into his marquee match and coming out of it, Kingston spoke with a number of media outlets. He was also profiled by the Boston Globe which is Kofi's hometown news publication. Originally being born in Ghana, Kofi and his family moved to Boston which is where Kofi called his home throughout his teen years.
The publication chatted with Kofi and Kofi's high school wrestling coach Larry Tremblay. Tremblay hung up a picture of Kofi Kingston in the Winchester High school wrestling room and Kofi stated that the honor means a lot.
“It’s really humbling to be up on the wall with him because he paid the ultimate sacrifice,” Kingston said. “It’s way more inspiring than what I do. It’s just amazing because of how much of a high regard that coach holds me.”
Tremblay added that Kofi has no idea how "big time" he is now and that hearing the fans at MetLife chant Kofi Kingston's name in unison was unreal.
“The kid doesn’t get it that he’s big time,” Tremblay said. “It’s probably one of the biggest sporting and entertainment events of the year. People yelling ‘Kofi, Kofi.’ It was unreal.”
To check out the full profiling of Kofi Kingston, click here. This past Tuesday on SmackDown Live, Kofi ended the show with his family in the ring, New Day by his side and the WWE Championship above his head.