Kofi Kingston’s merry little run began earlier this year which peaked at WrestleMania with a crowning WWE Championship win. After a few title defences though, Kingston eventually lost the title to Brock Lesnar on the inaugural episode of SmackDown on FOX, and is yet to receive a rematch for the title.
During the recent episode of the After The Bell podcast, the former champion claimed that the booking is not up to him and elucidated the kind of response he has been getting from the fans over it. He said:
“It wasn’t up to me but I have said this on a few different interviews, it kind of is what it is. You show up to work and find out what you are doing and you kind of do it, so, this is weird too. A lot of people will be on my social media and saying, ‘Well, Kofi, you are out there and you are acting like you don’t care. Did you forget that you were the world champion?’ I’m like, well, look, you are asking my on-screen character to be angry as if it’s my real character. I think it’s one of those things where it kind of is what it is,”
Kingston added that he fails to understand the anger directed towards him following the eight-second loss to the Beast Incarnate. He stated:
“I think it’s more important to always try to put a foot forward; always try climbing mountains and keep on setting records and keep on doing positive things in this industry because it doesn’t last forever. I feel like it is a waste of time to dwell on the negative aspects of things so that is where I am at with that whole situation. I appreciate the passion that people have, but I am puzzled at some of the anger people have towards me because I am not the one who is making those decisions. It is what it is.