A number of years in the past, Kofimania was the most important factor in WWE as followers rallied behind Kofi Kingston. It resulted in him profitable the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35 in 2019 and he held the title for round six months. It appears Dax Harwood was heartbroken over Kingston dropping the WWE Championship to Brock Lesnar.
On the debut episode of WWE Smackdown on FOX, Brock Lesnar challenged Kofi Kingston for the title. In a transfer that also has followers questioning the reserving resolution, Brock Lesnar squashed Kofi Kingston in seven seconds as a way to win the WWE Championship.
Even a couple of years on, many individuals nonetheless really feel it was a horrible reserving resolution, as followers felt Kofi Kingston deserved higher than to get squashed like that by the hands of The Beast Incarnate.
Whereas talking on his FTR with Dax Harwood podcast, Dax Harwood talked about Kofi Kingston’s surprising loss to Brock Lesnar. Harwood made it clear that he was heartbroken after the loss.
I used to be very, very upset. I do not forget that I texted Kofi. Really it was a bunch textual content with The New Day and myself and Dan [Cash Wheeler]. I apologized to him and I mentioned, ‘I’m so sorry this occurred to you, man. We’re so upset. I can’t imagine that is for actual.’ Not due to something with Brock, however how a lot we had labored and the way he had labored to get so far. Particularly after we had been working with him, with Randy, I noticed him outdoors of Vince’s workplace or go into Vince’s workplace each single week to attempt to make issues higher, to attempt to make his championship run higher. He labored so arduous to be an excellent champion.
I feel lots of people, possibly they assume, ‘Oh, man, his championship run wasn’t profitable due to no matter. It wasn’t for lack of attempting. As a result of I noticed him each week strive his damndest to make one thing of nothing. It broke all of our hearts, the entire locker room, it broke all of our hearts that that’s the place the championship was being taken. Not something to do with Brock, however as a result of Kofi had labored so arduous, and seeing somebody work so arduous for thus lengthy to get this chance taken away from him, what would they do to us?”
That squash match was used as a option to introduce Cain Velasquez throughout SmackDown’s FOX debut. In the long run, it solely resulted in a single Saudi Arabian match for Cain and Brock. Then WWE launched Velasquez a short while later.
Ever since his surprising loss, Kofi Kingston has by no means been again in the principle occasion title scene, and it’s unlikely he’ll ever win a important occasion title once more.
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