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#KofiMania Is Proof WWE Can Still Produce an Amazing Organic Story



Often times, WWE is criticised for a variety of reasons. Lack of effort in building up talent, poor storylines and messy booking are just some of the things the company’s creative team gets backlash from. Somebody who has almost always found themselves on the end of that is Kofi Kingston; a talent who for the last 11 years spent his time mostly in tag teams (storylines with R-Truth, Evan Bourne and The New Day account for around six years of his career) and chasing mid-card titles.

A common feeling among fans (and his New Day teammates) for years has been that Kingston is perhaps the worthiest contender to be WWE’s first black AND African-born WWE champion, but with Kingston approaching 38 years of age, it looked like it’d never happen.

That’s why when the go-home Smackdown Live to this year’s Elimination Chamber saw Kingston wrestle for over an hour (pinning WWE champ Daniel Bryan in the process) fans saw a glimmer of hope. This was amplified when Kingston found himself as the last remaining threat to Daniel Bryan’s championship inside the Chamber, to the point where even though Kingston left that night without Bryan’s hemp-strap, he left with something even better: #KofiMania.

I’d like to write a column about how the last two months of Kingston’s story has undeniably been WWE’s best piece of organic storytelling since Daniel Bryan’s WrestleMania story (which #KofiMania is a clear parallel to). From the raw, underdog journey Kingston has faced his entire career, to the racial tension between Kingston and WWE history, to the brotherhood shown between the New Day and how, to paraphrase Daniel Bryan, if Kingston fights for his dreams, they’ll fight for him too.

This guest post comes to us via R.A. Hagan

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