One beloved underdog heaps praise onto another.
Kofi Kingston's WWE Championship win at WrestleMania in 2019 marked the culmination of a decades-long journey and was a genuinely heartwarming moment for fans across the globe.
His championship victory resulted in a Title reign that lasted more than 100 days before which ended at the hands of Brock Lesnar in six seconds on the first Friday Night SmackDown broadcast on FOX.
Now, with Kofi Kingston having his first one-on-one Championship opportunity since then against Bobby Lashley at the upcoming WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view, another underdog-turned-champion is saying that he believes Kofi Kingston should have had a longer run.
Mick Foley has always been seen as one of those genuine forces of positivity in the wrestling world. His first WWE Championship win, which occurred 20 years before Kofi Kingston’s, is a moment that is etched in time as one of the turning points of the Monday Night War and, not unlike Kingston’s, his first WWE Championship victory is also associated with one of the most genuine crowd reactions of all time.
On Twitter, Mick Foley let his thoughts be known about Kofi Kingston's run on top of WWE, saying that Kofi deserved better.
I always thought @TrueKofi deserved a better/longer run.— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) July 6, 2021
Looking at each man’s combined time as WWE Champion by the numbers, Mick Foley was WWE champion for a recognized 36 days across three different WWE Championship reigns in 1999. By comparison, Kofi Kingston’s 180 days as WWE Champion is 5 times as long as the combined time that Mick spent with the WWE Championship.
Also, when looking at each man’s tenure in WWE, Kofi Kingston has been on WWE television for over 13 years while Mick Foley’s time as an active competitor was only 4 years long, beginning the night after WrestleMania 12 in 1996 and ending at WrestleMania 2000.
Kofi Kingston has the opportunity to earn a longer run as WWE Champion against Bobby Lashley on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the first non-WrestleMania WWE pay-per-view in over a year.
Whether or not Kofi becomes champion, there is at least one WWE Universe member wielding the power of positivity and hopes that Kofi Kingston will have a nice day.