Kofi Kingston wants all comers to step forward.
This coming Sunday, the current WWE Champion Kofi Kingston will put his title on the line at WWE Stomping Grounds inside a Steel Cage against Dolph Ziggler at the Tacoma Dome. Dolph was defeated by Kofi at Super ShowDown via an assist from Xavier Woods which led to Dolph requesting a rematch in a Steel Cage.
Looming over Kingston's current title run is a possible cash-in from Mr. Money In The Bank Brock Lesnar but Kingston is not shying away from "The Beast Incarnate" and is prepared to go to war if Lesnar decides to challenge him.
“I’m not ruling out Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar showing up on SmackDown and cashing in,” Kingston told Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. “Until Brock actually cashes in his contract, there is always a target on my back. That has been the story of my career,” acknowledged Kingston. “I’m not necessarily believed in. But I would love for him to cash in his contract on me, putting me in that David versus Goliath role. That’s something I would welcome. I want to become the best WWE Champion of all time, so I want to go up against the best competition, and Brock is one of the best. Brock is going to have to be up for a fight if he challenges me, but I’d welcome it.”
Shane McMahon has strung together a series of victories as a singles competitor since WrestleMania with one of the more notable victories coming at the expense of Roman Reigns. Kofi stated that he would love to have a match with Shane and thinks it's exciting to see Shane become more active in the ring.
“I would love to fight Shane, and I would love to get Vince in the ring too,” added Kingston. “I think it’s really cool that Shane is in this role of walking the line of an authoritative figure, but, at the same time, is an active superstar. Shane does some pretty crazy things in the ring, as you see in every single match that he has, so I would love to mix it up with him.”
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