Kofi Kingston winning the WWE Title inspired wrestling fans all over the world with the veteran wrestler saying it proved that “anything is possible.”
When Kofi Kingston won the WWE Title at WrestleMania 35 in 2019, it came a full decade after he debuted on WWE’s main roster. Prior to that, Kofi was a successful tag team wrestler that also won the company’s midcard titles, but it was unknown if he could ever reach the main event level.
After Kofi beat Daniel Bryan to win the WWE Title, the New Jersey crowd reacted with a huge ovation. It was called “Kofi-Mania” as Kofi celebrated the title with his New Day buddies Big E & Xavier Woods along with his two young sons.
The title win by Kofi also meant he was the first African-born WWE Champion in the history of the company. Kofi would go on to hold the WWE Title for 180 days, which means about a half year, before losing it to Brock Lesnar on Smackdown in October 2019.
While speaking to Steve Fall of NBC Ten Count, Kofi talked about the impact he made as a history-making WWE Champion while adding that it showed that anything is possible.
“Absolutely. Being the first African-born WWE Champion impacted a lot of African-American children in ways, and really all children, but particularly African-American children because you didn’t really see African-born Superstars in championship roles.”
“And I mean main championship roles. It is something you didn’t see, and it is one thing to say like anything is possible because, in theory, anything is possible.”
The future WWE Hall of Famer Kingston continued his positive message by talking about how important it was to believe in yourself.
“If you believe in yourself, you can be the one who breaks the ground and you can be the first person to do something.”
“But it is a whole other thing to say that anything is possible because it actually happened.”
The 41-year-old Kingston is part of the Smackdown roster and has shown no signs of slowing down. Kofi also recently provided an update on his injured friend Big E saying that the New Day’s powerhouse is in great spirits while dealing with a broken neck that Big E suffered in March 2022.