Kofi Kingston reflects on Kofi Mania.
It has been one month to the day since the current WWE Champion and New Day member Kofi Kingston captured the WWE Championship from Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35. The fans inside MetLife Stadium and those watching from their own personal spaces were buzzing and flooding social media with their excitement that Kofi Kingston climbed to the top of the mountain in WWE. Kofi had the opportunity to share that moment with not only Big E and Xavier Woods but with his children. The SmackDown Live after WrestleMania, Kofi got to celebrate with his kids and wife in the ring as he embarked on his run as WWE Champion.
Kofi Kingston is getting into the thick of his reign and is past the honeymoon phase and wants to have a successful run as champion. Kingston did take a trip back down memory lane when he was interviewed by 'Express' and explained what it was like for him in that moment on April 7th to win the WWE Title.
“It was literally the culmination of a lifetime of work. The term ‘having your dreams come true’ is something that’s become cliche. It’s a term that people kind of throw around but for me that’s exactly what happened, it’s my childhood dream. This is all I’ve ever wanted to do, every time I envisioned myself as a kid as a WWE superstar I’d play around with my other friends and I would imagine myself being at a match at WrestleMania for the championship and that’s exactly what happened. When that moment actually occurred it was like the world stopped. I couldn’t believe that the moment had actually happened. It changed a lot in WWE, you never know what’s going to happen, what’s supposed to happen and what’s going to stick." Kingston explained. "I never really thought passed the match. In my mind I thought this could very well change. The fact that we got through the entire match and then the ref’s hand hit the mat for the third time and counted three and it actually happened, it was just a rush of emotion. My family was there in the front row; my wife, my kids got to come to the ring, my brothers Xavier and Big E, my actual brother was in the crowd too. My dad was there and it was the first time he’d been to a WrestleMania; so many emotions man. Just being able to do what I set out to do decades ago in front of the people who I love and then obviously the WWE Universe who got me there, I’m really thankful to experience that.”
Kofi Kingston will be defending his WWE Championship at Money In The Bank and to get a look at the updated match card for the May 19th pay-per-view, head over to Fightful's "events" page.