WWE Star Addresses Rumor That Infamous Angle Was A Punishment

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WWE Star Addresses Rumor That Infamous Angle Was A Punishment WWE

Former WWE Champion Kofi Kingston has addressed rumors about a previous angle being a punishment from those backstage.

Newer WWE fans won’t remember that when Kingston was first introduced to WWE TV in 2007, he had a Jamaican accent and Caribbean character, despite hailing from Ghana.

Kingston’s lack of accent was addressed live on air when Triple H asked him ‘aren’t you supposed to be Jamaican, what happened to your accent?’ in a Raw segment in 2009.

A WWE fan took to Twitter to recall a rumor that this was intended to embarrass Kingston after he answered a phone call to a WWE higher-up without his accent, breaking kayfabe.

Kingston retweeted this post with the caption:

A time long ago, when Kayfabe was still around… 🤣

In a previous interview, Kingston recalled his mother telling the BBC that he was actually Ghanaian during an interview while he was still performing with his Jamaican gimmick.

For details on Vince McMahon’s reaction to this, click here.

A recent report revealed the different creative focuses of Vince McMahon and chief content officer Triple H, which you can read about right here.

Here are results from the Friday, May 12 episode of WWE SmackDown:

AJ Styles def. Edge, Rey Mysterio in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament

Bobby Lashley def. Austin Theory, Sheamus in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament

Grayson Waller appeared in a backstage segment with Adam Pearce and announced the winner of the Styles vs Lashley main event would appear on his Grayson Waller Effect talk show next week

Cameron Grimes def. Baron Corbin

Roman Reigns made his first appearance since WrestleMania 39 and said that Solo Sikoa has stepped up, but the Usos are a problem and that they embarrassed him

Paul Heyman then announced Reigns and Sikoa would be challenging Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship at Night of Champions in Saudi Arabia

Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez def. Bayley & Dakota Kai to retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

Former NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly made their SmackDown debut backstage, setting up a match against the Brawling Brutes for next week

Bianca Belair appeared for a ‘celebration’ in her hometown of Knoxville, but was interrupted by a returning Asuka who spat mist in Belair’s face

AJ Styles def. Bobby Lashley in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament

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