We're not the biggest fans of referees opening cage doors, but we were willing to make an exception for the way it was used at Stomping Grounds.
Despite much of WWE's booking being lackluster recently, what we can't fault is the trajectory of Kofi Kingston. Like us, you might have thought Kingston's feel-good moment at WrestleMania would have been a short-lived one. That Vince McMahon gave us that night to keep us quiet and Kingston would have lost the WWE Title by now.
Yet heading into Stomping Grounds, closing in on three months later, Kingston was still champion. For the second time in two PPVs, the New Day member was faced with Dolph Ziggler. This time though, the champ was locked inside a steel cage with The Showoff. Ziggler requested the cage so that Big E and Xavier Woods wouldn't be able to get involved.
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Kingston being the kind of champion he is was more than happy to step inside a cage with Ziggler. Considering the wave he is riding right now, he likely believes he is almost invincible. He is certainly on quite the winning streak, and that streak continued at Stomping Grounds. Kingston escaped through the cage door to ensure he remained WWE Champion.
It was the way in which Kingston escaped the cage that really tickled us. Ziggler was edging his way out under the bottom rope, likely thinking he had the match won. That's when the champ used his last bit of energy to run and dive over Ziggler and through the door. That meant Kingston's feet hit the floor first and he is still your WWE Champion.
With that, Ziggler's latest quest to become WWE Champion has likely come to an end. At least we hope it has. No offense to the veteran, but we're sick and tired of hearing him scream "it should have been me" every single week. With Kingston on the hot streak he's currently enjoying, we can't wait to see who will step up next. Our money's on Roman Reigns, unless that match is being saved for SummerSlam.