Kofi Kingston had so many congratulatory messages after WrestleMania that it took him three whole days to get through them all.
It's hard to believe that WrestleMania 35 only happened nine days ago. Well, technically eight since the main event didn't officially finish until after midnight. Either way so much has already happened in WWE between now and then. It already feels as if Kofi Kingston has been WWE Champion for a while, but that by no way means we still don't love the fact that he's champ.
Although we only know Kingston as fans, it does genuinely seem as if it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Add to that the fact he has been trying to reach this pinnacle for 11 years just makes it one of the sweetest moments in WWE history. Our feelings about Kingston have been confirmed by pretty much everyone in the business over the course of the past week. Everyone who has spoken about his win has mentioned how deserving he is.
As if all of this wasn't evidence enough, Kingston has now revealed the number of messages he received after winning the WWE Title. During an interview with USA Today, the champ claimed it took him a full three days to reply to the text messages alone. "It took me legitimately three days to get through all my phone messages," Kingston said. Apparently, he had 150 messages from 150 different people.
As you can imagine, in a world where social media is at the center of many of our lives, texts were just the tip of the iceberg. "Twitter was impossible to even go through and read. I haven’t been able to get to the bottom of my timeline," Kingston went on to say. Clearly, even though WrestleMania is well and truly in the rearview mirror, fans still haven't gotten over Kingston finally having his career-defining moment.
It's incredible to think that after so many years in WWE, Kingston getting his shot at the WWE Championship ultimately came down to luck. After Ali was removed from the Elimination Chamber, Kingston took his place. From that show to WrestleMania, fan support for him forced WWE to make him its champion. Here's hoping that it is a long and successful reign. We look forward to finding out who his first challenger will be, not including Seth Rollins who sort of had a shot at Kingston last week.