April 14, 2024

Ghana-born Kofi Kingston lights up WWE

Ghana-born Kofi Kingston lights up WWE
Kofi Kingston

He is the only African-born world champion in WWE history

If you are a fan of WWE wrestling, then you surely know Kofi Kingston. 

Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah was born in Kumasi, Ghana on  August 14, 1981 and is the only African-born world champion in WWE history

Since bursting on the WWE scene in 2007, Kingston has established himself as one of WWE’s premier high-flyers. That, paired with his upbeat attitude, made him a perennial favorite of the WWE Universe as he racked up Intercontinental, United States and Tag Team Championships. Kingston also cemented his place in WWE history with a series of daredevil moments where he saved himself from elimination in several Royal Rumble Matches.

When he joined forces with Big E and Xavier Woods to form The New Day, though, no one could have guessed that the trio of unicorn horn-wearing, Booty-O-chomping Superstars would achieve the feats that they have in WWE. In fact, the WWE Universe despised them at first, but soon grew to love them.

As the veteran member of the team, Kingston provides his wealth of knowledge to his younger compadres, and it has paid off. Not only has The New Day become one of the most popular factions in WWE history, but ya boys have held multiple Tag Team Championships between their stints on Raw and SmackDown, including the longest reign in WWE history at an astonishing 483 days.

Kingston's 11 years of hard work and dedication finally brought him to the dance at WrestleMania 35 where he challenged Daniel Bryan for the WWE Title. With the entire WWE Universe behind him, as well as his New Day brothers and the SmackDown locker room, Kofi beat Bryan to claim WWE's ultimate prize. It just goes to show what The Power of Positivity can accomplish.

The 2020 WWE Draft was a mixed bag for The New Day, however, as Kingston and Woods were drafted to Raw after winning the SmackDown Tag Team Titles, though Big E was selected by the blue brand immediately after.