Kofi Kingston was red hot heading into WrestleMania as the WWE Universe continued to push for the veteran to finally be given the WWE Championship. Kingston took on Daniel Bryan and was finally successful in a quest that had taken him more than a decade, but it appears that WWE wanted to mark the occasion by debuting a new entrance theme for the former Tag Team Champion.
Over the past five years, Kingston has come to the ring with The New Day entrance, but WWE will have wanted him to stand out ahead of his WWE Championship run and it was recently revealed by Mega Ran that he created a track for Kingston to debut at The Show of Shows, but it was axed at the eleventh hour.
The critically-acclaimed rapper recently appeared on WINCLY from WrestlingInc where he shared all about his creation and the fact that he thinks it will be used in the future.
“We had an opportunity for Kofi’s entrance at WrestleMania to create a new song. Unfortunately, it got turned down at the 11th hour as I think a lot of folks were scared to pull the trigger on a new theme at that moment. But I like the way it came out and I hope one day they consider it,” he said via WrestlingInc.
“But I think it’s time for a new theme. I do love it and it’s super-catchy, but it’s been five years which is a testament in itself as no tag team lasts five years… It doesn’t get booed or boring so I think they’ve got a formula. Maybe they know what they’re doing by sticking with it.”
“You can’t turn down that pop, that guaranteed reaction. You’re running a risk of taking that away if you change it. So, I get it.”
He then went on to discuss the track that he made for Kingston and how it would have fitted in with his in-ring persona.
“It was definitely not the same. It wasn’t something to dance to and was slow and brooding, ready for war, we were trying to invoke Kofi’s spirit and what he had to go through to get to the championship match and invoking his African roots. There were a lot of drums and it felt like a war scene, like a scene in Black Panther.”
“It’s very different for The New Day so I totally understand to switch from clapping and pancakes and dancing to a war-tribe feel would be a huge change, even if just for one night.”