If you’d said to anyone just two weeks ago that Kofi Kingston would be the person challenging for the WWE Championship at Fastlane, they’d have laughed in your face.
But this is WWE and this is wrestling where literally anything can happen, and we are now getting Daniel Bryan vs Kofi Kingston in a singles match at the PPV.
Kofi qualified for the match by impressing Shane McMahon in a six-man tag match on last night’s SmackDown, and was interviewed after the show.
“I can’t make any guarantees. But what I said before is, when you stay ready, you ain’t got to get ready, and I’ve been ready for a long time. 11 years, Sarah. 11 years. I’ve been waiting for opportunities like this. Words cannot even describe how hyped I am right now. All my life, all I’ve ever wanted was a shot, a chance. Finally, at Fastlane, I’m going to get that chance one more time, and I can’t wait.”
Kofi said he appreciated all the support he’s received from fans and fellow superstars over the past couple of weeks, but gave the most credit to his New Day stable-mates Big E and Xavier Woods.
“You see, it’s not Valentine’s Day anymore but we’re still feeling the love, you know what I’m saying? It’s great, man. Like I said before, it feels like everybody has my back, man. The momentum… I told you about my friend – first name Mo, last name Mentum. And I keep him by my side at all times. These fine gentleman here… [Woods and Big E] my brothers. It’s all because of y’all, you know that, right? You understand that, right? … And what a ride it is.”
Whether he’ll actually go as far as winning is another question. It could very well be that WWE are just using the show to give fans what they want but not actually put the belt on him.