WWE is not usually too keen on long-term storytelling, especially in recent times, but they are doing exactly that. With Kofi Kingston and Randy Orton’s fued, they are continuing a story that began over a decade ago
Kofi Kingston spoke to The Ottawa Sun, where he discussed the details that make his feud with Randy Orton so personal. In 2009, Kofi Kingston was almost on his way into the main event scene, but Randy Orton prevented that from happening.
“For those who don’t know, 10 years ago — in 2009 — I was on my way to the main-event scene and I was wrestling a top-tier guy like Randy Orton. The direction it seemed to be going was I would get main events — it didn’t happen. I come to find out Randy Orton had a lot to do with holding me back, using his influence to make sure I never got to the main-event scene. I’ve had Intercontinental championship reigns, U.S. championship reigns, tag team titles, but I’d never had a WWE championship match — not one time in 10 years (until Wrestlemania).”
“It’s going to be awesome. Here I am, the WWE champion against all odds and Randy Orton’s a bit upset about that. It’s a bit personal for me. It’s going to be a banger, it’s going to be an intense match and I can’t wait.”
Kofi Kingston will walk into Summerslam as the WWE Champion as he defends his title against Randy Orton. A lot is riding on this match and we wonder if Kingston will be able to retain his title. We will get to know at Summerslam on August 11th.