Kofi Kingston is still the WWE Champion regardless.
Big E and Xavier Woods broke the glass ceiling along with Kofi Kingston and were able to stand side-by-side with Kofi on his journey to becoming WWE Champion. Kofi realized one of his goals at WrestleMania 35 in a moment that he described as incredible along with being able to celebrate in the ring with his two sons after his victory. Things are beginning to settle down for Kofi and he is happy that he is WWE Champion but is now focused on putting in the work to have a successful reign.
There are varying opinions about Kofi Kingston's title win including a few remarks from WWE Hall Of Famer Superstar Billy Graham. Billy Graham wrote on Facebook that he wants Kofi Kingston to bulk up by taking steroids to which Kofi responded with the following during a recent interview with Newsweek:
"I’ve heard a few things through the grapevine. Honestly, I haven’t seen them myself. People can say whatever they want. But as long as they turn on the television, they will see me as champion. That’s really all that matters, and I don’t have a comment about people’s opinions. People are entitled to their own opinion as far as what a WWE Champion should be, but the fact is that I am WWE Champion and that’s a fact. It is what it is." Kofi concluded.
Kofi Kingston is the first African-born WWE Champion. Kofi was asked what it meant to him to as a black man to win the WWE Title and Kofi reiterated that representation matters and it is very powerful and motivating for fellow African Americans and people who have hurdles in their way to have someone at the top of the WWE mountain.
"It’s so important to have representation for all races on TV. All people, from all walks of life. So when other people look at the television screen they can see and identify with that person doing great things. It’s very powerful and motivating and inspiring. So for me to be the inspiration for kids who look like me, for kids from any race who have struggled or continues to struggle or have any obstacles to overcome, I take a lot of pride in being that beacon of hope." Kingston explained. "I take pride in being the guy that people can look up to and believe in themselves because of what I’ve done. So it’s an honor to be in that role and represent so many people. I want to be the true champion of the people, and I take a lot of pride in having that role."
To check out the full interview with Kofi Kingston, click here, and night two of the WWE Superstar Shake-Up continues tonight on SmackDown Live so keep an eye on Fightful Wrestling to get all the news about who's coming to the blue-brand.