Kofi Kingston, who earned the ultimate opportunity of his career through multiple championship pursuits talked about the journey that led him to this point.
Kingston says that the fact that it took him 11 years to reach this moment makes him appreciate it more.
“It’s pretty unique to have a singles match at WrestleMania, it’s rare to have it for the WWE championship and to have it be supported by the people at such a high level is also rare,” Kofi told Yahoo Sports. “I think the fact that I have been doing this for so long, I realize how big it is. I have also been around so long to know that as fast as it went from 0 to 100, it can go from 100 to 0, you just never know what will happen tomorrow. I’m not at that relaxation point yet. We still have a lot of work left to do.”
Kingston tried his best to overcome the odds while still getting denied an opportunity and getting screwed over multiple times by Vince McMahon. Kofi says that he is proud to have reached where he is right now and be a representative of his race so people like him can look up to him.
“We always say that it’s very important to have representation,” Kingston said. “As a child, one that would be watching the WWE product, I think it’s very important for children to look at the screen and see somebody that looks like them doing incredible things. I am so proud to be a beacon of light for people who look like me.”
“They can look to TV — regardless of race — as a human and that it is possible to overcome impossible odds,” Kingston said. “I take a lot of pride in being the center of all of that and being the representative for all of that. Being able to identify with so many people, I think that’s the reason why this movement has been so powerful. It’s more than just race, or one particular thing. It’s so many different things, so many elements of hope that we’re able to provide.”
Kingston will be seen finally getting to challenge Daniel Bryan on April 7 at the MetLife Stadium.