There are many titles in WWE, but only one is won on the sticks.
While others may pick who wins the WWE Title or the Universal Title, the UpUpDownDown Title is decided by the actual competitors. Kofi Kingston has won the WWE Title, but his chase for the UpUpDownDown Title is what kept him up at night during WrestleMania 35 weekend.
"Kofi lost and wasn't the UpUpDownDown Champion going into Mania when he was wrestling Daniel Bryan, the most important match of his career. He's texting me at 2 AM trying to figure out, 'Hey, can I come over and we can go to Mikaze's to challenge for the UpUpDownDown Championship,'" said Xavier Woods on New Day: Feel The Power.
Kofi added, "It's the realest title in the game. The butterflies in my stomach, competing for the UpUpDownDown Championship is unlike anything I've every experienced in the business. I get so mad. When the cameras go off, I'm just sitting there stewing. It's a game, right? Games are supposed to be fun, but I'm like, 'That wasn't fun.'"
Kofi ended up winning the UpUpDownDown Title shortly after WrestleMania 35, defeating Jack Gallagher for the title. Kofi would defend the belt three times before losing it to Jey Uso.
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