The current WWE Champion Kofi Kingston has had a very topsy turvy career in WWE. He started off his career as a promising youngster over a decade ago and had real potential to scale heights in WWE. He was given a chance in the main-event picture for a little while before Randy Orton allegedly influenced the backstage officials to remove Kofi from the title scene.
Kofi Kingston recently spoke with Fightful.com, and spoke about his first foray into the main-event over a decade ago. Kingston was in a rivalry with Randy Orton, and in one of the segments, had to destroy Orton’s car with a crowbar.
Kofi feared that he would end up messing up the whole segment, and his career would be over even before it started. He feared a Shockmaster-esque moment, and barely managed to get through the segment successfully.
“My god! I talk about that moment all the time. That was a career defining moment for me, people are like ‘oh my god, Kofi Kingston’s not just happy go lucky Jamaican guy, he’s doing some damage to this car.’ I feel like if I would have fallen, it would have been a Shockmaster-esque moment. It was almost slow motion for me. They told me the NASCAR was indestructible. They gave me a crowbar, with the first hit, it broke the window. That wasn’t supposed to happen, but it’s live TV. I keep on breaking it, I go and step, and now I’m on the dashboard,” said Kofi.
Kofi went to speak about how he almost slipped because of all the paint, and somehow used the crowbar to finish the job. He said that he could he see his career slipping away from him, but he did all he could to make sure the segment went as planned.
“I go to slam (the bucket of paint), and I feel myself falling. It’s like the Matrix. I’m like ‘No! My career! No!’ I stuck the pose, and it was really close. It could have went (down) really quick, but it went (up). No multiple cars, no multiple buckets of paint. It was a one time deal. There’s no mirrors, I had to figure out ways to destroy it. I threw a crate into it, I used a crowbar to scratch up the paint job. Luckily it went the way that it was supposed to go and here we are ten years later, me and Randy going out there and doing it“.
Kofi Kingston and Randy Orton reignited their decade-old rivalry last month, and after a false finish at SummerSlam, the two superstars are still battling over the WWE Championship.