Kofi Kingston: WWE Live Events Were Vital To The New Day's Development

Kofi Kingston says live events are vital for WWE Superstars, and they were an especially important factor in the development of his stable with Big E and Xavier Woods, The New Day.

The New Day has become one of the most decorated stables in WWE history, as they have collectively won tag team titles eleven times. Plus, Kingston and Big E have won the WWE Championship, and Xavier Woods triumphed in the King of the Ring tournament in 2021.

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Speaking with Graham "GSM" Matthews for WrestleRant Radio, Kinston was asked to name something the New Day has tried out at a live event before they brought it to TV. He responded by noting that everything the stable has done originated at a live event or on the road.The former champion described how testing ideas out with the crowd has been helpful, and live events were vital to the group's development.

"Everything that we have done on TV started at a live event, whether it be on the road traveling in the car or just doing random stuff in the ring. Literally everything. We usually go out there and we try to entertain each other, and then when something like that works, we’re like, ‘People are gonna liked. Well let’s see if they like it this time. Oh, they like it here. Let’s bring it on TV and see if they like it there too. Being on the road and having these live events was integral to the chemistry and development of me, Woods, and E. We were very fortunate to be able to travel every single week and have matches with each other. This is before anything was televised, and just to kind of like foster that chemistry and really fine-tune it so by the time that we were able to debut on TV," Kingston said.

He also reflected on the way the New Day evolved beyond its initial gimmick before he emphasized the importance of live events.

even though we were supposed to be happy-flappy preachers, people were able to look past all of that and focus on the chemistry and the good times we were having. When you see somebody having a good time, you wanna get in there and you wanna see what that’s about. It’s just, the live events, we cherish them. They’re really kind of lifeblood of what we do. So it’s just a great way to interact with people on a personal level.

In the same interview, Kingston discussed his WWE longevity. You can check out his comments here.

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