Kofi Kingston managed to inspire the entire WWE Universe heading into last year’s WrestleMania and this led to WWE finally allowing the veteran to become WWE Champion after 11 years.
Kingston’s journey to WWE’s most prestigious Championship was long and hard but it was the headliner on WWE TV for a number of months, and at WrestleMania 35 when he defeated Daniel Bryan and raised the WWE Championship surrounded by his children for the first time, it was all worth it.
Merely months later, at the launch of SmackDown on FOX in October 2019, Kofi Kingston’s title reign came to an abrupt end when he was defeated by Brock Lesnar in a matter of seconds, something that led to backlash and outrage from fans around the world.
The worst part was, that Kingston was then never given a rematch for the title that he was basically screwed out of. Many believed that this was done as a way to promote the move and because Brock Lesnar was seen as a much bigger draw than Kingston.
Former WWE writer Dave Schilling recently revealed on his Twitter page that despite knowing that this would lead to backlash, WWE’s plan was always to end Kingston’s Championship reign this way.