WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston was recently interviewed by The Sun in which he revealed how his Royal Rumble elimination escapes came about. Below are the highlights from the interview:
On how his Royal Rumble elimination escapes started:
“I didn’t expect to become the guy who people look to do something cool in the Rumble in terms of avoiding elimination. Actually, it was all started by John Morrison for me when he got knocked off the apron and jumped all the way to the barrier and parkoured his way back in to the ring. Then the next year when it came to the Rumble he was not around so I was like, ‘Hey let me try to fill this void’.”
On the pressure of raising the stakes each year:
“It became something cool and I tried to figure out something to do it again the next year and then all of a sudden everyone is like ‘What’s Kofi gonna do now?’ Fast-forward a few years later and here we are. It’s cool and I couldn’t say exactly which one was my favourite, I just put them all out there and let the people rank and pick their best. It’s just cool to be in that spot. The Royal Rumble is really about being the guy who survives 30-plus people and goes on to WrestleMania, then people are also looking at me. So it’s really great to be in that position.”
On the possibility of winning the Rumble one day:
“We’ll see. We take it one day at a time and you never know what tomorrow will bring. That is always the goal and I’m going to try again this year and we’ll see.”
Watch the jaw-dropping athleticism and ingenuity of Kofi Kingston's incredible saves during the Royal Rumble Match.