First WWE Royal Rumble Participant Announced

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Kofi Kingston has been named as the first official participant for the 2023 WWE Royal Rumble.

WWE has officially marked the beginning of Royal Rumble season, as the first official participant of the 30-man battle royale has been announced: Kofi Kingston. The event is set for Saturday, January 28, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas.

The announcement was made official during a backstage segment, as Kingston stated that he would be competing in the Royal Rumble.

In other news related to Kofi Kingston, Road Dogg recently stated that he suggested Big E over Kofi Kingston to win the WWE Championship.

“I was just texting with Big E. He’s doing well. He was talking about how blessed he is. I hadn’t seen him in a while. I hadn’t heard from him. I was thinking about friends and family today for some reason and saw his number and thought, I’m gonna text Big E right now. He said he’s blessed and doing great.”

When I wrote Smackdown, I wanted him to be the champion. I wanted him to be the champion of Smackdown. I actually pitched, and I’ve said this before, I actually pitched Big E Mania, and Kofi got the nod because of his time and service for lack of a better word or phrase. Kofi had been there, and look, it worked, maybe better than it would have with Big E. Only time will tell if and when he comes back and they put the title on him because he can cut great promos. He’s a great guy. He’s always in great spirits. Just an honor to be able to call him my friend.”

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