Kofi Kingston is confident that he and Dolph will put on a good match.
Coming out of his WWE Championship victory at WrestleMania 35 against Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston went on to defend his WWE Title against Daniel Bryan again, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and AJ Styles and this Friday in Saudi Arabia at WWE Super ShowDown, he'll be putting his title on the line against Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler returned to WWE in May for the first time since the 2019 Royal Rumble match. The match was set up following the news that Kevin Owens alerted WWE officials that he would not be traveling to Saudi Arabia for Super ShowDown.
This Friday will not be the first time that Kofi and Dolph have shared the ring as they have clashed over the United States and Intercontinental Titles on various occasions. Kofi was interviewed by TV Insider and stated that Dolph is one of his favorite opponents and their matches always turn out good.
“Dolph is one of my favorite opponents of all-time, if not my favorite,” Kingston said. “Not to toot my own horn or our horn, our matches have always been off the chain. We have really good chemistry. I’m looking forward to facing him again. We’ve had a very similar journey of two guys who have been underrated in a sense, not been given their due, having to fight and claw and scratch our way to the main event scene. Now our careers have gone separately but here we are meeting again at Super ShowDown. We’re both looking to steal the show.”
Kofi Kingston is fresh off his trip from Ghana, West Africa. He reflected on that trip during this interview and said it was incredible. WWE aired a video package from Kofi's trip on SmackDown which showed the WWE Champion being graced with love from the Ghana faithful.
“It was incredible,” Kingston said. “I feel like it was very powerful for me to go back to the place I was born as the WWE Champion, as somebody who has accomplished everything they’ve wanted to accomplish in life. This has always been my dream to become a WWE superstar and WWE Champion. I have always been one to motivate and inspire others. What better way of doing that than going back to my homeland and visiting with kids and people just like me, living in the same villages, same towns, and kids who might have a dream. I wanted to go back as living, breathing, tangible proof that these dreams are possible if you believe in yourself and keep on striving toward your goals. It was very powerful to have me in the flesh. It means so much more to shake somebody’s hand, a child’s hand and motivate them in that way and a true sense of belief.”