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Reason Behind WWE Giving A Good Push To Kofi Kingston On SmackDown

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 15, 1989) – NWA Clash Of The Champions 5

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 15, 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘NWA Clash Of The Champions V: St. Valentine’s Massacre’ LIVE on TBS from the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Six-man tag team main event featured a rare WCW/NWA appearance by Japanese Wrestler (now Japanese wrestling legend) Tenryu.

The results from that night:

– The Midnight Express defeated The Russian Assassins

– Butch Reed defeated Steven Casey

– Lex Luger defeated The Blackmailer

– NWA United States Tag Team Championship: The Varsity Club defeated The Fantastics

– Ricky Steamboat defeated Bob Bradley

– Rick Steiner defeated Rip Morgan

– NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship: The Road Warriors & Genichiro Tenryu (c) wrestled The Varsity Club to a Double-DQ

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• Reason Behind WWE Giving A Good Push To Kofi Kingston On SmackDown

As seen during the Gauntlet match on this week’s SmackDown Live, Kofi Kingston wrestled for over an hour and defeated WWE Daniel Bryan, Jeff Hardy & Samoa Joe (before getting defeated by AJ Styles).

This push was originally planned for Mustafa Ali, who was scheduled to be a part of this Sunday’s Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship. Ali was pulled from the Elimination Chamber match due to being injured and was replaced by The New Day’s Kofi Kingston.

This led to Kofi getting the push that Ali was in-line to receive.

After this performance on SmackDown, many fans want to see Kofi finally capture the WWE Championship, but it looks like that won’t happen as plan is for Daniel Bryan to remain WWE Champion at least till WrestleMania 35.

        
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