WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry recently commented on fan criticism currently being leveled at Kofi Kingston. The WWE champion has not changed very much since winning the title at WrestleMania 35 and many fans are not too happy about that.
They believe that Kingston should look the part and that he should perhaps leave the comedy backstage. Much of that comedy includes hurling pancakes to the audience, which is something that Kofi continues to do despite now being the top champion in the industry.
But Henry disagreed with fan complaints and he made that fact known on the May 9 edition of Sirius XM’s Busted Open.
“He’s throwing pancakes, he’s dancing and people think that somehow trivializes the fact that he is d**n good! I stand here to tell you: he could throw pancakes, waffles, he can make some toast and put jelly on it, whatever he wants to do. It does not diminish the fact that he is a dominant athlete, an intellectual stalwart and somebody that you want to see what happens next. Kofi is an excellent champion and I always knew that was a possibility if he ever got the opportunity.”
Kingston’s title run has perhaps not been what many fans were expecting, but that’s not necessarily due to anything that Kofi has done. When he’s on his game, Kofi Kingston is a highly skilled, motivated performer. But when his booking is wrong, then he is cast in a whole new light.
Indeed, it’s as if fans have been holding their breath in anticipation of the moment when Kingston loses the WWE Championship. Kofi will defend the title against Kevin Owens at Money in the Bank on May 19, but it’s unknown if the belt will change hands that night.
Kingston’s win at WrestleMania 35 was arguably the most memorable moment of the entire event. His 11-year WWE career was finally legitimized with the company’s top prize and he’s now back to business as usual with Xavier Woods in The New Day. But that does not mean that Kingston won’t embrace the world championship spot to its fullest. If he retains the title against KO, then Kofi may be on to bigger and better things, as well as a lengthy championship run.
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