Following his second consecutive pay-per-view victory over Dolph Ziggler at Stomping Grounds last night, this time inside of a steel cage, Kofi Kingston spoke to WWE.com about the pair’s rivalry and how he wants it to be perceived.
Kingston says that while he is not comparing he and Ziggler to Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, there are parallels that can be drawn between their respective rivalries.
“I’m not comparing us to Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, but they used to go at it for the Intercontinental Championship and then a few years later they would go at it for the WWE Championship.
That’s the type of rivalry you strive to have in this business. That’s the kind of level that you try to achieve in this business. You try to be a Bret Hart or a Shawn Michaels – you try to get to that level.
I feel like me and Dolph, all the way from 2010 to 2012 we wrestled every single week. Pay-per-views, Raws, SmackDowns, Sunday Night Heat, Main Event, Saturday Morning Slam – all of that. We wrestled over and over and over again. We joked about a best of 500 series.
But now we’ve taken a little bit of time off and we’ve come back to it years later, almost a decade, and here we are going at it again for the WWE Championship.
That is what it’s all about. That is the journey that you strive for. You try to get on that same level as a Bret Hart and a Shawn Michaels. We’re just trying to get there.”
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