For Kofi Kingston, 2019 will always be the year that he reached the top of the mountain in WWE. However, that does not come without years of sacrifice.
Appearing with Big E, on Fox 9 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kofi Kingston discussed the moment at WrestleMania 35 when he won the WWE Championship from Daniel Bryan.
"It's been incredible. Like you were saying, winning the WWE Championship for me was a childhood dream, you know," Kofi began. "To be able to do it amongst my brothers, Big E and Xavier, who's not with us right now, on the mend. But, yeah, it's been awesome. It's been awesome in so many different ways."
Big E would also speak on this moment, touting the overwhelming amount of positive social media reactions to the WrestleMania moment.
"Actually, people sent us on Twitter, just videos of them crying as Kofi became a world champion for the first time because people were so moved emotionally. And that's something that's so special in our business. You know, we have a lot of frivolity and looseness. But when you can give someone a moment that's so poignant and just that touches them in their heart, that was cool. It was a WrestleMania moment, that's for sure," Big E added.
When asked what the toughest part of the WWE Superstar grind is, Kofi Kingston said it was easily the travel due to the fact that he has two young children at home.
He continued, "The most difficult aspect would probably be the for me to travel and just being away from home, especially with kids. Now, I have a six and a half-year-old, a three and a half-year-old who are starting to understand, like what it is that I do. So no matter how tired I am, as soon as I walk through the door, [they say] 'Alright. Here we go. We're going to read a book. We got to play that.' They have my schedule with them."
On December 15th, at WWE TLC, Kofi Kingston and Big E will take on Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder of The Revival for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship. The event will be held live on traditional pay-per-view and the WWE Network.