Kofi Kingston has issued a statement on Twitter regarding his and The New Day's feelings about Hulk Hogan's WWE return.
On Sunday, WWE announced that it had lifted a three-year suspension on Hulk Hogan and reinstated him into the Hall Of Fame. The company cut ties with Hogan in 2015 following racist comments he made regarding who he wanted his daughter to date and not date. Apparently, the former WWE Champion has also recorded an apology that will presumably air during a future WWE special.
Even though Vince McMahon and co have decided that all is forgiven for Hogan, what does the rest of the roster think of his reinstatement? The Immortal One tweeted on Sunday, following the announcement by WWE, that he was backstage at Extreme Rules meeting Superstars and all that he met with showed him overwhelming love and support.
That's the view from Hogan's perspective, but what about some of the Superstars themselves? In particular some of WWE's black wrestlers. Apparently, New Day has been peppered with fan questions on social media asking how they feel about the situation. Kofi Kingston has offered them an answer, which you can check out below, and the basic message is that Hogan's return will not affect their WWE life in any way.
"It will have zero effect on our ability to perform or the level of effort we will put into doing what we love to do," Kingston wrote towards the end of the lengthy statement. Xavier Woods echoed his New Day partner's sentiments, retweeting what Kingston put out there and reiterating that they will be saying nothing more about the matter. Titus O'Neil has also taken to Twitter to let fans know that he is in "full agreement" with what New Day has said on the matter.
A particularly interesting line from Kingston in the statement on Hogan is "if we see him make a genuine effort to change, then maybe our opinion will change with him." While The Hulkster is obviously happy to be back in WWE and an apology has apparently been recorded, New Day and the rest of us are yet to see it. Clearly, if Hogan can prove that he really didn't mean what he said, or his beliefs have changed since three years ago, then Kingston, Woods, Big E and others will be more okay with his return to the company.