One half of the current NXT Tag Team Champions, Kofi Kingston, is celebrating reaching 15 years in WWE.
Kingston shared a video of his WWE debut across social media, which took place on January 22nd 2008, the future New Day member faced off with David Owen. The high flyer won with what would later be called his SOS finisher.
Originally billed as from Jamaica until late 2009, Kingston has had a stellar career as a four time Intercontinental Champion, three time United States Champion and World Tag Team Champion with CM Punk
Along with his run teaming with Xavier Woods and Big E as part of The New Day, which has seen Kingston win multiple Raw and Smackdown Tag Team Championships, along with holding the NXT Tag Team Championship, Kingston has created excitement with his ability to avoid elimination at Royal Rumble events.
The high flyers popularity hit an all time high at the start of 2018 with KofiMania cumulating when Kingston defeated Bryan Danielson (as Daniel Bryan) to win the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 35.
A thankful Kofi Kingston shared his appreciation on his social media post:
Time is f*d up, man… 15 years…how?! Seems like it was just yesterday that I was smiling my way through the nervousness on this entrance in Charlottesville, Virginia. I had no idea where the road would lead, but boy, have we come a long way…
15 straight years of bumps, matches, tours, stories, laughs, friendships, brotherhoods and sisterhoods…(well I’m not a sister, but you get it; family sh*t, bruh!).
So many memories. And I am grateful for them all.
Thanks to my wife for her love and support throughout this adventure. I’d not get to do this if it were not for her. I love you @earthmamarising!
And finally, thank you all for riding with me on this incredible journey. And we ain’t done yet…