A popular WWE star has revealed that he has a ‘couple of years’ left on his contract and whether he will sign a new deal.
Kofi Kingston reportedly signed a new five-year WWE contract in December 2019, having joined the company on a developmental contract in 2006.
Speaking on Peter Rosenberg on Cheap Heat, the four-time WWE Intercontinental Champion addressed his contract status, saying:
“I have a couple of years left on my contract. I never say, ‘In two years I’m going to be done.’
“We always get on Mark Henry about this because he said he was going to retire for 12 years. ‘I’m gonna be done after this year,’ and all of a sudden he comes out in his stuff, ‘Vince (McMahon) told me that they needed me, so I signed for another five years.’
“Mark, come on man, you ain’t never retiring! We get on him about that.”
Kingston would go on to discuss his view of the wrestling business, explaining:
“This industry is so unique and so fun and such a short period of time in our lives, and I know it’s very hard to walk away.
“What a lot of people miss about it, and from being on the roster and what I’ve been told, they miss the camaraderie in the locker room.
“Even now, I see the transition happening where myself, Dolph (Ziggler), Miz, Randy (Orton), we’re kind of the elder statesmen.
“Everyone else has gone through NXT, people who I didn’t come up with, so you see the natural transition happening, but the camaraderie in the locker room, it’s still there.
“Once that’s gone, you don’t really get it back. I’ve always said, as long as I’m having fun, I don’t want to be the guy who comes to work every day and is complaining about being there, ‘I’m not happy with a storyline, I’m pissed off about this.’
“This job is so amazing that you should be feeling elated about it every single day.
“Obviously, there are ups and downs, we all know that, but overall, you shouldn’t be coming to work and having it weigh on yourself and you take it home and you’re mad about what’s going on at work and now the quality of your life isn’t what it should be.”
Kingston is part of New Day with Xavier Woods and Big E, who is currently injured.
Woods and Kingston will defend their recently won NXT Tag Team Championships against Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson) and Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) at NXT Vengeance Day on February 4, 2023.
Transcript from Fightful.
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