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The Truth Behind WWE Star Kofi Kingston Will Turn Heads

November 22, 2019


On April 7th, 2019, Kofi Kingston made history. For the first time in 67 years of the WWE,
it had a World Champion who’d been born in Africa. From his humble beginnings to an almost six-month
championship reign, here’s the truth behind Kofi Kingston. Kofi Kingston — or to use the name he was
born with, Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah — is not Jamaican. But in the world of pro wrestling, people
have often claimed backgrounds that weren’t their own. In the ’90s, the legendary Mick Foley cut
a promo referencing this particular phenomenon, noting he’d, quote, “seen it all a hundred
times” through the magic of pro wrestling: “I’ve seen a tough Jewish kid from Brooklyn
become a black man from Macon. I’ve seen a farm kid from Nebraska become
an overnight rap star sensation. I’ve seen a kid from New Hampshire become
a Frenchman.” When Kofi debuted in WWE in 2006, it wasn’t
as someone who had been born in Ghana and grew up in Boston, as he really was. It was as “The Jamaican Sensation,” Kofi Kingston,
decked out in Rastafarian colors and putting on an accent to match. But unlike most cases of wrestlers playing
characters with significantly different origins than their own, this wasn’t a gimmick given
to him by a promoter. Instead, it was a joke Kofi came up with himself
on the spot. In an interview with New York’s Hot 97, Kofi
talked about a moment during his wrestling training where each student had to cut a promo. These “promo days” allow wrestlers to cut
loose, but it’s also a chance to show you can work the mic as well as the mat, and do
something that lets you stand out. Kofi had been listening to Damian Marley’s
Welcome to Jamrock album, and decided to cut a promo in a Jamaican accent. “They told us we were gonna have a promo day,
so I was like, ‘Oh, what am I gonna do?’ Let me try this Jamaican character out. I said, ‘Hey, what’s goin’ on, y’all, I’m
Kofi Kingston!” The other wrestlers loved it, Kofi kept performing
the character, and soon after, he was signed to WWE. As he played the Jamaican character, Kingston
was getting heat from both sides: Jamaicans, who were justifiably angry that WWE was billing
him as the first-ever Jamaican superstar to work for the company despite the fact that
he’d never even been to the island, and Ghanaians who assumed that he was playing a Jamaican
character because he was ashamed of his actual heritage. That second group found the gimmick pretty
easy to spot, too, since, as he said, “Kofi is a very Ghanian name. It’s like Mike or John. You know what I’m saying? It’s the name given to a boy born on Friday.” Then came the October 19, 2009 episode of
Monday Night Raw. During a segment where a team of superstars
were fighting amongst themselves, Kofi grabbed the mic and said — in his real voice — that
they all needed to come together and work as a team. The response, from a very confused Triple
H: “I got a question. Matter of fact, I have a problem. Aren’t you supposed to be Jamaican?” With that, the gimmick was dropped, aside
from Kofi continuing to use his very Caribbean-flavored entrance music. If you’ve seen one clip of Kofi Kingston in
action, it was almost certainly from one of his appearances at the annual Royal Rumble,
a crowded battle royal where wrestlers are eliminated if they’re thrown over the top
rope and both feet touch the floor. The feet-touching-the-floor rule is built
for dramatic moments where someone is almost thrown out before making a recovery. Kofi, always goes just a little bit further
than most in skirting the rule, and it’s become his annual trademark. In 2012, Kofi saved himself from elimination
by walking on his hands. In 2013, he landed on the broadcasters’ table,
then used one of their chairs to hop his way back. 2014 saw him caught by a fellow wrestler who
then draped him across the barrier separating the crowd from the ring, leading Kofi to make
an incredible leap back. In the years since, he’s crowd-surfed, been
carried by his tag team partners, and even hopped on one foot using a platter of pancakes
to avoid touching the floor. Yet even with all that, Kofi Kingston has
never actually won the Royal Rumble, or even made it to the final four. Early in his career, Kofi Kingston often traveled
with fellow wrestler CM Punk, and — perhaps ironically, given his typical role as a squeaky-clean
good guy in the ring — the two wrestlers often found themselves having to deal with
the police. At a panel at a comic book convention, Punk
told the story of what he called one of many times that he and Kofi had been pulled over
while traveling together, as the heavily tattooed, formerly long-haired wrestler and MMA fighter
said: “Because of how I look, and I’m with an African-American
gentleman with dreadlocks, and you cannot tell that cop that there is no weed in the
car.” The ironic part? Punk, in both real life and in-character as
a pro wrestler, is straight edge. Those heavy tattoos include “DRUG FREE” across
his knuckles. Punk was driving when the pair got pulled
over, and when the police officer insisted that Kofi get out of the car, he did so, and
was promptly handcuffed while Punk stayed in the driver’s seat. By the end of the night, there were a total
of eight police cars, including K-9 units, surrounding the two wrestlers for what had
been a simple traffic stop, leading Punk to seriously worry that they would be arrested
on false charges. Fortunately, that didn’t happen, and while
Punk says that he went off on the cops with a scathing, promo-style rant, the ever-polite
Kingston kept a much cooler head. The one brief blip in Kofi’s status as the
eternal good guy came in 2014, with the formation of the New Day, a trio made up of Kingston,
Big E, and Xavier Woods. For the most part their particular brand of
“villainy” involved playing the trombone and derisively calling their opponents “booty.” Originally, though, it seemed like the group
was going to go in a very different and much more serious direction. On Raw in summer 2014, there was a segment
where Kofi and Big E, having lost a tag-team match, were approached by Xavier Woods. Woods, wearing a white suit with glasses — a
very uncharacteristic look for him — told them that they couldn’t get ahead in pro wrestling
by “shaking hands and kissing babies,” and that “we do not ask any longer. Now, we take.” From that original segment, it appeared that
the concept for this new stable was going to be three black wrestlers who had become
fed up with not getting opportunities despite their hard work, with at least a few undertones
about the company’s real-life history of undervaluing black wrestlers. It’s a premise that WWE had used before to
varying degrees of success in the ’90s, and it’s a far cry from what we eventually got
when the team made their official debut a few months later. So what happened? Those original segments aired in late July
2014. On August 9th, in Ferguson, Missouri, a black
teenager named Mike Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson. The incident brought issues of racism and
violence sharply into the public consciousness. It’s entirely possible that this had nothing
to do with the way the three wrestlers were eventually debuted as the New Day in November
with no real mention of the storyline from over the summer. Given the timing, however, it’s easy to speculate
that someone at WWE realized having a team of black wrestlers railing against racial
injustice and portraying them as the bad guys would be an even worse idea in 2014 than it
had been in the ’90s. When Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, and Big
E re-debuted in November of 2014 as the New Day, it was a far cry from those first few
segments over the summer. Instead, they were introduced with a series
of bright, energetic videos that paired the wrestlers up with a gospel choir, embracing
the power of positivity. Unfortunately, there’s no faster way to get
wrestling fans to boo someone than to tell them they should be cheering, and the New
Day wound up becoming bad guys just by virtue of being overbearing. But then the more ridiculous their antics
got, the more the crowd embraced them. That happens pretty often in pro wrestling;
characters like the Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and, more recently, Kevin Owens, all
became beloved superstars by just being too entertaining as bad guys. Before long, the New Day followed the same
route, and it turned out that they had actually used that “power of positivity” that had initially
annoyed the audience to become fan-favorites, which only made their antics get bigger and
more ridiculous. At one point, they even made their entrance
at WrestleMania by popping out of a ten-foot tall box of Booty-Os cereal while dressed
as DragonBall Z characters, which is like three different layers of goofiness going
on at the same time. But they weren’t just a comedy act. Those years also saw some fantastic wrestling
from the three performers, including a lengthy span as the SmackDown Tag Team Champions — their
third of four championship reigns was, at the time, the longest since the title’s inception
— and a series of matches with the Usos that culminated at Hell in a Cell 2016. In the lead-up to 2019’s WrestleMania 35,
Kofi found himself — and his partners in the New Day — embroiled in a storyline that
saw Kofi being denied a shot at WWE’s highest championship despite earning it time and time
again. The chief obstacle here wasn’t Daniel Bryan,
the defending champion who, like Kofi, had once been denied opportunities despite winning
over the crowd with athleticism and charisma. It was WWE Chairman Vince McMahon himself,
or at least, the fictional version of Vince McMahon that the real-life guy plays on the
camera. He was the one who took Kofi out of a promised
championship match in favor of another wrestler, and then told him he could only earn his shot
at the title if he defeated a gauntlet of five other wrestlers, one right after the
other. Kofi did that, wrestling for over an hour,
but McMahon then added a sixth match, against Bryan, that Kofi lost. He was given insurmountable odds, but in the
end, he finally got his shot at the biggest show of the year. Of course, that was all the fictional storyline
that was playing out on TV every week. It did, however, have some basis in real life. Kofi had, after all, been with the company
for eleven years, and even had a history of real-life conflict with Vince McMahon. As wrestler Chris Jericho noted in his book,
Vince had taunted Kingston as a rookie, telling him that “maybe one day” he’d “get over,”
or become popular with fans. Kofi was encouraged by Jericho to fight back,
and during their altercation, Vince went for a double-leg takedown and kicked off a brief
fight with a happy ending. Vince wound up telling Kofi that he was glad
he stood up for himself, and after a decade that’s seen him win every active championship
in the company, it’s safe to say that Kofi got over in a big way. “This is all I’ve ever wanted to do ever since
I was a kid, man. This is like, literally, my childhood dream
becoming true.” WrestleMania 35 was one of the most significant
WrestleManias in the history of the WWE. It was the first ‘Mania to be main-evented
by female wrestlers, with Becky Lynch defeating Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey to win the
company’s two women’s titles, cementing Lynch’s place as the top star in the company, regardless
of gender. And it was the show where Kofi Kingston won
the WWE Championship, becoming the first African-born World Champion in the company’s long history. It’s not just the fact he was born in Ghana
that puts Kofi into rarefied air, though. On April 7th, 2019, he became only the fourth
black man to hold the WWE’s top title — and, if you want to be really precise, only the
second to hold the specific WWE Championship. The first black man to hold that title was
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who won his first championship in 1998. The only other black men out of the 51 to
hold the championship were Booker T and Mark Henry. “Representation is so important, to be able
to have people that look like us to be able to look at the screen and see that it’s possible
to do great things.” The unfortunate fact, and one that came up
throughout Kofi’s chase for the title, is pro wrestling has often been slow to recognize
black performers, a problem not limited to the WWE. There wasn’t a black World Champion anywhere
in wrestling at all until 1992, when Ron Simmons won World Championship Wrestling’s top title. Kingston lost the title to Brock Lesnar in
a very short match on the premiere episode of Smackdown on Fox on October 4th, 2019. But even with that loss, Kofi’s 180-day title
reign was incredibly meaningful to a lot of wrestling fans, and no one can take that away. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Grunge videos about your favorite
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89 Comments

  • Reply BryanThe_BotYT November 16, 2019 at 12:01 am

    If your reading this I hope you accomplish your dream and stay confident no matter what ?????

  • Reply Zachary Laid Finding Freedom November 16, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Batista and undertaker are the best

  • Reply JMM Selassie November 16, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Dame law enforcement racist as hell

  • Reply LightningBS November 16, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Kofimania is over, for good

  • Reply That Guy November 16, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Ezekiel Jackson held the ECW Heavyweight Championship. But it was the revitalized ECW.

  • Reply Rey West November 16, 2019 at 12:27 am

    wow man this really, really turned my head

  • Reply Kimmi Lee November 16, 2019 at 12:46 am

    I am proud of kofi Kingston

  • Reply kirby march barcena November 16, 2019 at 1:02 am

    I'm just glad WWE dropped that silly kayfabe Jamaican nationality of Kofi and got real with his Ghanan background.

  • Reply CommentCop Badge#666 November 16, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Easy there, Grunge, you're going to give me whip lash with such truths.

  • Reply Julian Urbina November 16, 2019 at 1:21 am

    1000 viewer

  • Reply Uncle Tat November 16, 2019 at 1:28 am

    The only truth you'll ever need to know about Kofi Kingston is that he's not really Jamaican

  • Reply Your Greatest Ally November 16, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Kofi Kingston is the FIRST black man to win the wwe title WHITE MAN MIX PEOPLE ARE NOT FULL get it in your head

  • Reply magusxxx November 16, 2019 at 2:38 am

    An African-American was killed by a police officer = WWE not wanting a strong militant black wrestling group fighting the system.
    And if the opposite occurred?…
    An African American killed a police officer = WWE wanting a strong militant black wrestling group fighting the system?
    Seems to me the WWE is just using excuses so African-American groups can only be portrayed as minstrels to placate southern conservatives.

  • Reply Kaity McEwen November 16, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Technically The Rock is half black. His dad is Rocky Johnson. His mom is the daughter of Peter Maivia

  • Reply alexys q November 16, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Mr Kofi*Kingston Is Soooo Super-Sexy and Handsome…!!! <3 <3 <3

  • Reply StrictlybizB November 16, 2019 at 4:44 am

    WWE wresting is staged bullshit.

  • Reply Red Giant November 16, 2019 at 4:57 am

    That’s the day I got released

  • Reply Robert Richard November 16, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Nothing new in this presentation, same ol' brain wash, including Gulf of Tonkin. How dumb does the CIA make Americans out to be?

  • Reply TheMorningBeerPodcast November 16, 2019 at 9:39 am

    RESPECT……..

  • Reply Rick Tripp November 16, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Kofi is and always will be a mid carder.

  • Reply Bernard November 16, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Kofi Kingston my brother??????????❤️??❤️this man is a legend

  • Reply Nitroh November 16, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    the championship belt looks ass now. i miss the spinner belt.

  • Reply Tj Roe November 16, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    The rock is also Samoan he's not just a black guy either

  • Reply Grunge November 17, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Who's your favorite wrestler of all time?

  • Reply G Booze November 17, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Hes was born in Africa. But what part of Africa. Africa is NOT a country its a continent. I dont get why many americans think that

  • Reply MikeMcc 19 November 17, 2019 at 6:20 am

    I heard the story about why Kofi was even picked by the WWE. My trainer told me he was only picked because WWE wanted a Jamaican guy even though Kofi wasn’t Jamaican and barely had any in ring experience.

  • Reply Joshua Pierre November 17, 2019 at 7:10 am

    3:37 that was shady af. Losts of superstars never won the rumble or made it to the final four.

  • Reply Adge Rantz November 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    New day suck. New day suck. New day suck.

  • Reply Ride with Quicksilver November 17, 2019 at 8:35 am

    the rock is not black he mix

  • Reply A1Baller November 17, 2019 at 10:14 am

    You know, it's funny because Jamaicans were actually Ghanaians who were taken from Ghana's 'Akan Tribe' during the slave trade.

  • Reply gfear24 November 17, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    1) The Rock only identifies as black when it's convenient for him. He almost ONLY identifies as Samoan.
    2) The World Heavyweight Championship (a.k.a. "The Big Gold Belt") that was held by Booker T & Mark Henry, was always deemed a secondary Heavyweight title because of it's original NWA/WCW lineage, and never given the importance the Company Title (WWWF, WWF, WWE) has.
    3) Kofi is the ONLY true African American to ever hold the Company title in the 56 year history of the title.

  • Reply Kjboyyx98 November 17, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Is he related to NBA player Kemba Walker? Lol

  • Reply Drift X November 17, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Why not say he's the first black person to win the WWE title

  • Reply Confused Uzi November 17, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    The only thing that would fix the new day if they go back to the original idea and because powerful real reality black characters we could get behind that will save em.

  • Reply Martell Reed November 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Great job on the video!

  • Reply IPokeEyesOut November 17, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    New day is gayer than 3 guys fucking each other

  • Reply Shane Johnson November 17, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Im Jamaican and I wasn't mad at Kofi doing a Jamaican gimmick, The fact is he's black and we are all black, and we all come from Africa I still get goosebumps when I hear his SOS theme song. When Kofi Finally became THE FIRST BLACK MAN to win the WWE title I cried, I bawled. I love the rock but he was not the first black man to win the all white wwe championship, Rock isn't African american, Kofi is legitimately the first black man (African american) to win Vince's top title. I proud of him. He deserved it. He made me proud. He made all people of color proud. #ThankYouKofi

  • Reply Charles Kuckel November 17, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I KNEW ALL of this prior to the video being posted. It's ALL common knowledge.

  • Reply SamSquatch Rivera November 17, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    I have nothing but respect for Kofi and was super excited when he won the world title.
    I understand it's like any job your boss has the final say ect. IMO he should have lost his title with at least some What of a fight.
    Brock squashed him in less than 5 sec. No rematch nothing said after,made his title reign look like nothing IMO. Either was Im glad he got the title being one of few minorities to do so.?

  • Reply Eric Beckstead November 17, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    CM Punk is straight edge? Last I checked he still got his bone on, that ain't straight edge, sorry. Funny how many asshats call themselves straight edge to sound cool when what it really means is you're a sad little incel who doesn't like fun….

  • Reply RENDELL BRIGHT November 17, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Still no "BLACK" WWE Champion yet. From USA

  • Reply LifeEntity November 18, 2019 at 12:09 am

    The first African Wwe Champion??

  • Reply Grant Murphy November 18, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Gave triple h and Shawn a chance to bury him and Wat happened?

  • Reply The Smood One November 18, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Big E should donate some of that chest gains to Kofi lolz

  • Reply Diesel 84 November 18, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Kofi is a top lad, I'd like to see his mate Big E turn on him and have a rivalry for the main title. I'm that guy who thinks heel E' as champion would be excellent. Problem is E is to humble.

  • Reply Rick Jones November 18, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Kofi is the only African american to win the WWE championship (Booker T, Bobby Lashley, Mark Henry, and Ezekiel Jackson won the world heavyweight and ECW Championship respectively. Oh and The Rock is Samoan & Afro-Canadian)

  • Reply T Lee November 18, 2019 at 3:18 am

    About believe able as lana

  • Reply Buttermilk Biscuit November 18, 2019 at 3:56 am

    No one probably cares but he really put every word he said in the description?

  • Reply Noel Santiago November 18, 2019 at 3:58 am

    1st of all….KRAFT MAC & CHEESE is the WORST ? fuk these ads

  • Reply Danilo Veljkovic November 18, 2019 at 3:59 am

    I'm still super pissed that Vince made him lose the title to Lazicus Parttimercus.

  • Reply #MAGA MAN November 18, 2019 at 4:13 am

    Michael Brown was a 6ft 8 400 pound 19 year old who attacked a police officer and tried to grab his gun and actually had his hand on his gun. So anybody black or white would have shot him.

  • Reply London Beats November 18, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Kofi had to be calm ? he is a black man in America, those cops don't care if Ur Kofi. Stay calm Kofi stay alive ! Please ?

  • Reply Twahan Simultaneous November 18, 2019 at 4:34 am

    No need to explain what the Royal Rumble is. Anyone watching this must be a wrestling fan.?

  • Reply Alonso Flores November 18, 2019 at 4:59 am

    No he's not fake ass news smh

  • Reply Nolan Walls November 18, 2019 at 5:09 am

    vin've is dope stop being a victim an fight me

  • Reply Jill's Sandwiches November 18, 2019 at 5:17 am

    @04:47 obviously. His black ass would have gotten shot.

  • Reply Some Dude November 18, 2019 at 5:23 am

    10:20 The Rock's mother is not black and he doesn't even identify as black.
    10:26 Booker T was NEVER the WWE championship. He was the second rated world heavyweight champion.
    10:30 Mark Henry's championship was the same as that of Booker T.

  • Reply Nitro Chandler November 18, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Honestly I liked Kofi before the new day, but ya gotta build up somehow someway

  • Reply Nick Montoya November 18, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Dwayne is half black…booker n henry won the WORLD Heavyweight.

  • Reply Dylan Boyzie November 18, 2019 at 11:23 am

    1. He's not jamaican

  • Reply Invisible Libra November 18, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    They would be better off with AEW

  • Reply jorge estrada November 18, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    If he turns heel it would be epic

  • Reply Jordan Major November 18, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Damn Kofi and Punk might share that story as a joke but that is a very scary scenario to deal with. This is why black people get so frustrated dealing with the cops. I remember once as a teen me and my friends had stayed home from school, It was 4 of us. we were seniors and it was a senior skip day. we just decided to hang and play games over a party, so around 1 we went to go grab some Chinese food then we were stopped by a cop who asked us questions then out of the blue boom 2 other cars pull up even though we just explained to the 1st guy why we weren't at school, also gave him all the info he needed to check with the school showing we didn't even go there. yet here we are 2 Black teens N 2 asians surrounded by 5 cops. No lie they seemed like they were getting a kick out of fuvking with me and my other black friend more than the other 2. Since we were 17 at the time and it was already 1:45, school ended at 2:40 he couldn't actually force us to go there. They let us go after messing with us for about 20 minutes although when we got back to school the next day I was told the cop seemed like he specifically wanted me to get in trouble which made no sense to me because when everyone started to lie I cut them off, told the cops the truth, gave the info he needed, everyone followed my actions yet they still wanted to get me in trouble and til this day I have no idea why. He told them I was rude, argumentative and had a nasty attitude. Luckily the principal knew me since my middle school days and figured the cop wasn't being truthful. Some people abuse power making The Badge look bad.

  • Reply Superkick party November 18, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Kofi should win Royal rumble 2020

  • Reply Theophilus Eli November 18, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    The rock does not claim his blacks side so it does not count

  • Reply Omar Abid November 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I thought he's twin brother of MKBHD.

  • Reply Mr. New Florida November 18, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    What's really sad, I remember at my old job I met a lot of people who said I don't like wrestling it's fake. I like Kofi Kingston, the Jamaican guy. I said he's not Jamaican. What? Yeah he's from Africa

  • Reply Cdhearn14 Hearing November 18, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    What happened to your accent in my hhh voice

  • Reply William Love November 18, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    So i wasted 11 minutes and my head still ain't turned

  • Reply The real mexican-jedi November 18, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I'm gonna be a 5 time world champ from africa

  • Reply sharko amzoski November 18, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Aj styles

  • Reply Mockingjaykid23 ! November 18, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    SIR ARE YOU DUMB KOFI IS JAMAICAN DID YOU NOT SEE THE WHOLE THING WHERE HE WENT BACK HOME TO GHANA

  • Reply Emanuel Brown November 18, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    But it really pissed me of that WWE never mentioned that he was from ghana in his entrances while he was a champion!!! They always like…introducing the challenger… from st. louis missouri (weight: 245 pounds) the viper…raaandyy ooortooon!!! and his opponent (from:?)…(weight: ?) he is the WWE Champion Koooofiii Kiiingstooon!!!???

  • Reply That Guy November 18, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Shock He's not from Jamaica

  • Reply Jay Aries November 18, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    For me as happy as I was to see Kofi Kingston become the first full black wwe champion at the same time I just felt anger dont get me wrong Kofi Kingston is a great performer but he ain't no ron Simmons, booker t, mark Henry these guys should have had at least 1 run as WWF/e champion,

    I personally think wwe just put the wwe title on Kofi Kingston to silence critics and try to convince us their not racist so Kofi Kingston's reign as champion just didn't feel legit at least for me anyway.

  • Reply Pookie Sandifer November 19, 2019 at 12:44 am

    WWE screwed kofi out of his title reign lost in 7 seconds

  • Reply Nurse Elliott November 19, 2019 at 1:16 am

    It took longer for Kofi than it should (thanks Randy Orton) but at least Kofi can say he was a wwe champion

  • Reply Ebenezer Nyarko November 19, 2019 at 2:20 am

    How did u pronounce Sarkodie

  • Reply Charlay Brown November 19, 2019 at 2:35 am

    The rock is not the first black wwe champion it's actually kofi! The rock is half black and half samoan get it right facts!

  • Reply Random Stuff November 19, 2019 at 3:05 am

    He's 100% not Jamaican just like Hassan was 100% Italian

  • Reply Kaze Jah November 19, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Of course Kofi kept a cool head when pulled over with Punk. The odds that the police would shoot is black ass is much higher than that they would shoot Punk, even with Punk cussing them out!!

  • Reply Bertrand L November 19, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    What hapepnd to Kofi they pretty much put him on the self.

  • Reply Faraaz Omar November 20, 2019 at 6:53 am

    WAIT WAIT. ARE YOU TELLING ME KOFI IS NOT JAMAICAN AND ONLY USED IT AS A GIMICK FOR WRESTLING?? AND DOES THAT MEAN THAT THE UNDERTAKER IS NOT REALLY FROM DEATH VALLEY? OH MY GOD MY LIFE IS A LIE..this video is fucking stupid and is a clear depiction of institutionalised racism. Fucking morons who created this

  • Reply Te Kaha Broadbent-King November 20, 2019 at 6:58 am

    It’s such a shame that WWE just dropped him back in the mid card

  • Reply Casey Harris November 20, 2019 at 8:27 am

    This is stuff wrestling fans already knew

  • Reply Caleb Yeboah November 20, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    I'm proud to be a Ghanaian and a Friday born

  • Reply Marco Pedrosa Gaming November 20, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Can anyone give me that song track in the background of the video ???

  • Reply KnowGoodVision November 20, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    The rock is not black

  • Reply zigwey November 21, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    John Cena can't see Kofi Kingston's chest ??

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