As WWE Champion Kofi Kingston prepares to defend his title in opposition to Randy Orton this Sunday at WWE Clash of Champions, the champ has been doing the media rounds drumming up curiosity within the bout.
During an interview with FOX News, Kingston spoke about his ongoing story with Orton and the origins of their feud again in 2009. He went as far as to say that the storyline itself is predicated on a thread of actuality, accusing Orton of truly (not simply in a storyline sense) making an attempt to carry him again a decade in the past.
“It was a very real thing, not a storyline thing when Randy Orton didn’t want me to get to a certain point in WWE,” Kingston defined. “As you saw 10 years ago, I was kind of on the rise and logic would suggest that I would have become champion based on the run I was having at the time and Randy Orton put a stop to all of that.”
Moving on, he defined how this dynamic has helped the feud.
“The best angles and the best stories always hinge on reality,” Kofi mentioned. “Throughout the history of WWE, all the best storylines have a little touch of what’s real behind them. For me, this is very, very real. Everyone is having a great time with the story and so am I, but there’s a very real level to it too — very important part,” he mentioned.
Whether or not Kingston walks out of Clash of Champions the WWE Champion stays to be seen. However, it doesn’t matter what occurs, he’s take pleasure in a significantly lengthy title run, having received the belt at WrestleMania final April. Kingston spoke about what it means to be the primary African-born WWE Champion.
“It means the world, especially when we talk about representation being so important,” Kofi mentioned. “For me to be the first African-born WWE Champion is incredible because now, people who look like myself can look at TV and see on WWE television that anything is possible because I’m doing it.”