Triple H: Kofi Kingston's Royal Rumble Moments Arguably Led Him To Become WWE Champion

Every year, Kofi Kingston thrills fans with his Royal Rumble saves. Whether he's using an announcer chair or walking on his hands, Kofi has gone to great lengths to make sure both feet have not hit the floor during previous Royal Rumble matches.

And Triple H believes that, even though Kofi has never won the Royal Rumble, those moments have made him a bigger star over the years.

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"The margin for error on that stuff is so slim, but yet somehow he pulls it out every time," Triple H told Jonathan Snowden of Bleacher Report. "He's a remarkable athlete. He creates these moments where, yeah, you remember the winner, but fans are like, 'Oh my God, Kofi walked on his hands and jumped on a table.' There used to be this prevailing notion when I first came into the company that if you weren't winning it, you don't want to be in the Rumble. Now wrestlers recognize you can get over and become a star. You could make the argument that those moments that Kofi had in the Royal Rumble are things that led to him becoming WWE champion. Because without those moments, I don't know that he would have been in that position."

Kingston won the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35, defeating Daniel Bryan. Kofi, who is one half of SmackDown Tag Team Champions alongside Big E, is set to make his 13th appearance in the Royal Rumble on Sunday. You can find the full list of men's Royal Rumble participants by clicking here.

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