Kofi Kingston reached the summit in one of the most unpredictable stories in the company’s history. After being slotted in a gauntlet match instead of the injured Mustafa Ali, Kingston did wonders to eventually capture the elusive WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35.
The WWE Champion spoke to Gamespot.com about the feeling of capturing the title at WrestleMania and said that he feels blessed to be the champion. He said:
“It feels like a really weird time warp,” Kingston said. “WrestleMania feels like it was a really long time ago but it also feels like it was just yesterday. Blessed. Hashtag blessed. It was unreal. That’s the kind of moment that you strive to have as a WWE superstar. When I was a kid, this is all I wanted to do. It was always my dream when I was doing what I wasn’t supposed to be doing by wrestling other kids in the neighborhood.”
When asked about who he would like to defend the title next, Kingston said that he would like to defend his championship against Shinsuke Nakamura. He also looks forward to facing the current crop of NXT talent in the future. He stated:
“There’s a lot of people,” Kingston said. “There’s so much talent on the roster. Shinsuke [Nakamura] just won the Intercontinental Championship, there’s a guy I would love to go against. There’s a lot of talent down there in NXT. I say down there but not down there cause a lot of them are as good as, if not better, than some of the people on the main roster too. My goal is to be the best champion possible and to do that I have to go against the best. The quote I’ve been loving is, ‘At the top of one mountain is the bottom of another mountain.’ As arduous as this journey has been, waiting eleven years to hold this championship, to have this interview at ComicCon, it’s just the beginning.”