Kofi Kingston Says He Feels Close To Being a Main Eventer
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.13.2013
He's focusing on breaking through...
- Kofi Kingston recently spoke with Slam! Wrestling about pushing into the top tier in WWE and more. Check out the highlights:
On his desire to hit the main event: "I'm focusing right now on breaking into that top tier. I feel that now I'm so close, you know. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but like I said, I feel I can go out there with anybody and be great. It's just a matter of getting opportunities to do so and staying the course of what I do. I always say that I don't have control over what the direction of the show will be, and what storylines I'll be in. But what I do have control over is being in the ring and doing what I do. Regardless of what's going on and whomever I'm in there with, I'll be able to go out there and do some incredible things. It's like I said, I always want to be moving ahead."
On wanting a singles match at WrestleMania: "When we were kids and fantasizing about being a WWE Superstar -- I actually had a Bugs Bunny doll that I used to practice all my moves on -- you always imagine yourself being in the main event a WrestleMania. Me and Bugs Bunny. You always envision being there in a singles match. Just you and your opponent on the grandest stage of them all. The selfishness comes out, but you want more eyes on you than on having them on other people in your match."
On who he wants to face at the show: "I'm not picky at all. I pride myself on being one of those guys that can go out there with anybody and have a great match. I have the mentality that it doesn't matter who I'm in there with, we'll tear the house down regardless."
On a potential heel turn: "It's all about how the fans see you. Going back to The Rock, people used to love him initially. But then they started chanting 'Rocky sucks.' And for no reason really. Maybe they just got sick of him, or were able to see through the character and see that wasn't who he really was. Whatever the reason, it was the fans that actually made The Rock start thinking about becoming The Rock. I really have no idea. Everyone has a different story of how they go back and forth from good guy to bad guy. Nobody really knows what the future holds. And I think that's one of the best things about it -- that unpredictability factor."