Kofi Kingston recently signed a 5-year contract with WWE and his New Day brothers inked similar deals as well. All three Superstars had negotiated the same terms and pay as a sign of solidarity.
Kingston’s latest contract could possibly be the last one in his career. He’s already 38 and will turn 43 by the time his new deal expires.
During a recent interview with Newsweek, the ex-WWE Champion revealed that he is considering retiring from the ring in 2024 but it’s still a long road ahead.
“I’ve definitely thought about that. Five years is such a long time away, but you’d be a fool if you didn’t plan ahead. It’s really early to say, but at the end of this five years [it] might be the end of my career, not just from an injury or physical perspective, but just not being home.”
The Boom Squad General won his first WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35 and defended the title for six months before dropping it to Brock Lesnar during the SmackDown premiere on FOX.
“Being away from my kids is very difficult…my kids are growing up, and there’s a lot of days that we miss.”
Kofi has been entertaining fans over a decade and is widely considered as one of the finest athletes to ever step foot in the ring. Earlier this year, the veteran Superstar cemented himself as the first man to hold tag team championship gold for a combined 1,000 days (across nine reigns).
“I’m considering hanging them up at the end of this five-year period, but you just don’t know. I don’t know what’s going to happen next week, but it has crossed my mind for sure. I’ve been doing this for a long time, over a decade. It’ll be 12 years on television in January, which is crazy to think about, but that’s the reality. You have to be thinking about those things as a family man and as a person in general.”
Kingston is quite beat up at this point but still has a ton left in his tank. Fans expect WWE to feature him in the top storylines over the next half-decade be it singles or tag team feuds. Kingston isn’t showing any signs of slowing down yet and it’s in the best interests of WWE to allow hot favorite KofiMania to run the show as and when possible.