Since his WWE (ECW) debut on January 22nd, 2008, Kofi Kingston has given WWE fans some of the most memorable moments of the last decade. Winning his first title ever (Intercontinental Championship) against the legendary Chris Jericho was only the beginning for this high flying superstars. Kingston has given professional wrestling fans entertainment and athleticism throughout his entire career. He is a 4-time Intercontinental Champion, 3-time United States champion, and has held countless World Tag Team titles with acknowledgment from Pro Wrestling Illustrated as one half of 3 ‘Tag Team of the year’ winners (2012, 2015 and 2016). In addition to all of that, he is a member of one of WWE’s greatest teams ever and the longest reigning tag team championship combinations ever, the New Day. He has also become the face of the greatest Royal Rumble moments in history. So what’s left for this superstar with a hall of fame resume to accomplish?
In the mind of this writer and many others, the time has come for Kofi to win his first World Heavyweight Championship. Kingston has been on the grand stage of WWE for 11 years and has been awesome to watch since day one. Whether it’s charisma or his undeniable stellar athletic ability, the star from Ghana has earned the respect and admiration of wrestling fans all over the world.
On the February 12th edition of Smackdown, Kofi became the replacement for an injured Mustafa Ali in the Elimination Chamber on February 17th, 2019, and would participate in a gauntlet match where he had and epic over 1 hour performance defeating current WWE champion Daniel Bryan, former WWE champion Jeff Hardy, and Samoa Joe before being eliminated by AJ Styles. The bottom line is, as we stand on the eve of WWE Elimination Chamber, there are few that would argue if Kofi Kingston became WWE World Champion for the first time, it would truly be an epic moment in professional wrestling history, a very good surprise for the fans, (which WWE could use a lot more of) and more importantly a sign of appreciation for one of the greatest superstars of the modern era.
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