WWE News

Kofi Kingston Achieves Major Milestone, Big E Comments On Being Irate When Kofi Lost The WWE Title In 9 Seconds

The New Day WWE

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 4, 1999) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal

On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).

It featured matches on the road to the ‘WWF Armageddon 1999’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– D’Lo Brown vs. Joey Abs

– The Headbangers vs. Kaientai

– Mideon vs. Shawn Stasiak

• Kofi Kingston Achieves Major Milestone, Big E Comments On Being Irate When Kofi Lost The WWE Title In 9 Seconds

SmackDown Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston has now been a Tag Team Champion in WWE for a combined time of more than 1,000 days!

Speaking of Kofi, Big E recently talked about Kofi losing the WWE Championship in 9 seconds to Brock Lesnar on WWE’s After The Bell podcast.

Below are the highlights:

On what Kofi Kingston’s WWE Title win meant to The New Day:

“It was a big win for us too as a stable. I think if you compare us to any modern stable the first that comes to mind is The Shield. I think in a lot of ways we are a lot different than The Shield.

I always think of The Shield as a supergroup, they were always intended to be more, to be world champions. You saw it during day one that they had the pedigree where they were always going to be top guys, but for us, we were guys that came together on our own just to get on TV.

The fact that we were even on TV in a mid-card role was a win, but for The Shield, it would be highly disappointing.”

On Daniel Bryan’s effort in getting Kofi over:

“I give a lot of credit to Daniel Bryan as well, because during that time Bryan was so hot and he is so damn good in the ring, on the mic, with his character, Bryan was so giving with the build to the story that it meant more.

So Kofi didn’t just beat any champion, he beat a generational champion so it meant more, and for our stable to produce Kofi, a guy who at this point in his career none of us were ever destined to be world champions for the way things were laid out for us, for me and Woods I would say we were lucky to still have a job, so for us to push through the mid-card status and kind of push through that muck and get to the top is a nice story in an industry where you don’t get many people like us that are able to push through that glass ceiling.”

On being irate when he found out Kofi was losing the WWE Title to Brock Lesnar in 9 seconds:

“Kofi Kingston is a lot more level-headed than maybe anyone else that I have met in the business because everyone else would have reacted – actually, I was irate when I found out about it and that is a testament to Kofi.

I’m not saying no one else in the industry, but very few people would have had that approach, but not many would have taken that approach and not have sour grapes and be able to move on.”

        
To Top