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Kofi Kingston Talks About His New Stable, Getting More Time on the Mic, His Big PPV Stunts

– Kofi Kingston recently spoke with The Liverpool Echo. Below are some highlights:

His big stunts and Hornswoggle:
“It’s just one of those things where every match I’m involved in I always try to do something to stand out, regardless of whether I win or lose a match, I want you to leave that match talking about me, selfish as that may seem! Luckily with the Royal Rumble and Money In The Bank I’ve done some pretty unique things that haven’t been done, which is hard to do because Edge and Christian and the Hardy Boyz and the Dudleys have set the bar so high when it comes to those kind of matches, but for whatever reason the Royal Rumble, with the exception of John Morrison, nobody has really embraced the opportunity to stand out. There are so many things you can do so that’s the reason I do it and I guess it’s working! People ask me what have I got planned for next year and honestly I don’t really think about it until the week before or even less. These past two times with the WrestleMania battle royal and Royal Rumble I didn’t think of anything until literally 24 hours before. I always have faith that it will come.”

“One of my go-to guys for ideas is Hornswoggle. First of all he is supposed to be my friend but he’s always telling me that I can’t do something. I’m like ‘you of all people should be supporting me, you’ve overcome so much to become a WWE Superstar, you should be motivating me, but here you are saying there’s no way I’m going to be able to do it!’ Sure enough I’ll go out and do it and come back and he’s like ‘okay, good job, good job’. So he’s the guy who has a lot of different ideas and we bounce things off each other.”

Wanting to get more time on the mic and being versatile:
“That’s really a part of the big picture, but to put a positive spin on it, it leaves people with something to desire. When that does happen I think it will be great and a chance to show people another side of me they haven’t seen before. That’s what a big part of longevity is, you look at a guy like Kane, who has been with the WWE for so long, and he’s been able to do so many different things and play so many different characters. He can do comedic stuff, he can do very serious stuff, he takes his mask off, he does this corporate stuff, you know what I mean, being able to be here for a long time is not just about physically being able to hold up, it’s also being able to play people’s emotions differently, affect people’s emotions differently, and it keeps it fresh for us.”

The new stable with Big E and Xavier Woods:
“We’re still trying to get it off the ground, we’ve had a lot of different matches on the live events together, and it’s awesome man, it’s a great dynamic, all three of us get along, anytime we’re in the ring it’s a great match, we have a lot of great chemistry doing things onscreen if you watch the backstage segments, it’s just fun. I think all three of us are on the same page. If and when it does get onscreen it’s going to be awesome and like I said before it’s just another way we can show different characters. We’ll see, you never quite know what is on the cards, even from the perspective of us being out there one day and being gone the next! You never quite know what is going to happen in WWE and that’s why people watch, that’s why Raw is the longest running episodic show in history, because people are always on the edge of their seats and they never know what’s going to happen. As far as what direction we’ll go with the group, who knows.”