Kofi Kingston should be the most disappointed man in the WWE right now. But, away from the ring and all of the fanfare, he knows he's come a long way now that he's cutting promos with Vince McMahon himself.
The WWE owner has done all that he can to keep the New Day star away from a title shot as he looks to dethrone Daniel Bryan. And, despite the slimmest of hopes as it relates to a WrestleMania opportunity, Kingston feels that him being in the ring at the same time as the boss is a sign of how successful his scorned trio has become.
“Well, I guess we’ll find out," Kofi said during an interview with Planeta Wrestling after being asked if he feels his in the best moment of his career. "It’s certainly very exciting to be in this position, like I said. Last week, being able to go toe to toe with Vince McMahon on the mic, to me, that’s a sign that you’ve made it, you know, that you’re on the right path.
"Not many people get to do that. So for me to be in that ring with Vince, it’s awesome. I’m really not one to look back on a lot of the things that we’ve done and really I guess enjoy it to the fullest because I still think that we have a lot more to do and a lot more great moments ahead. So yeah, it definitely is a very exciting time.
"The WWE Universe is so behind me, and it’s an awesome feeling to be able to go onto social media and see all the positive feedback in terms of what people want to see and how we’re able to kind of deliver that to them. Yeah, it’s still going on right now, so it’s hard to say. But it is definitely a very exciting time.”
Quizzed over the New Day's chances of making it into the WWE Hall of Fame, Kingston suggested it's a nailed-on certainty.
“I’m not trying to come across with a cocky comment or anything like that, but I think that we’re kind of already in there from my accolades alone," he declared. "We’re the longest reigning champions in all of WWE. I think we’ve able to do some historic things inside the ring.
"We’ve been in there with The Rock. Now, we’re in there with Vince McMahon. We’ve had amazing matches with The Usos. So, if it’s up to me, I’m voting, I’m already putting us in there. I don’t know. I guess we’ll see though. We’ll take it one day at a time and kind of see what happens, but if I was a betting man, I would put your money on The New Day being in the Hall of Fame someday.”
What This Means
Kofi could be on to something here. Vince McMahon sharing a spot in the ring with him clearly shows that he has the boss's attention, and deservedly so, as he's been one of the best performers in the WWE for many years.
As for the New Day making it to the HOF, it might not be such a sure thing, but they do stand a really good chance of being named among the company's greatest at some point in the future.