With the Coronavirus pandemic and all of the mandated quarantines that have followed, many people are struggling to adjust to the new normal. Kofi Kingston, however, feels like the unexpected time at home right now may allow him to extend his WWE career moving forward.
Kofi recently spoke to regular WWE celebrity guest host, Maria Menounos on her show, Better Together, where he discussed the rarity of time off for WWE Superstars and just how it felt to wrestle in front of no crowd.
The following quotes were passed along by Jeff Graham
TIME OFF IN QUARANTINE COULD EXTEND KOFI’S WWE CAREER:
Time off is so rare its like few and far between. I mean, you know, just as the world. We never had this kind of situation, particularly for WWE Superstars. Honestly ever since I got with [Xaiver] Woods and [Big] E, the level of fun that I’ve been having over the past six years we’ve been together now…I’ve never go to working feeling like “I’ve had enough” or “I’m worn down” because I know I’m going to be having fun in the ring. So at this point in my career, as long as I’m having fun, I’m um going to keep doing it as long as I can.
THE NEW DAY RECENTLY RENEWED THEIR CONTRACTS:
We just re-signed our contracts..um..or signed new contract extensions a little while ago so, we’re here for a little bit, you know? There’s still some gas left in the tank.
KOFI SAYS WE NEVER EXPECTED TO DO WRESTLEMANIA WITH NO CROWD:
We always talk about, like, “Hey you know, it doesn’t matter…how many people are in the crowd! We could be doing it in front of no people, or we could be doing it in front of a million people. We’re still going to go out and get the energy. Never did we ever imagine that we’d have to actually HAVE to do Wrestlemania in front of no people. The saying actually held up, you know!… We go all-out man, it’s still WrestleMania…It’s different for sure with no crowd, but for myself being involved with the ladder match, you know…we all want so badly to steal the show every single time, and we have great chemistry.
Kingston did, in fact, compete in front of an audience of no one during the first night of WrestleMania 36 where he represented The New Day in a Singles Triple Threat Ladder Match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship. Ultimately, he would lose to John Morrison.
You can check out Fightful's exclusive interview with Kingston in the video below.
Fightful will have live coverage of WrestleMania 36 Night 2 beginning at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday.