Kofi Kingston has revealed the one thing that was vital to the development of his tag-team partnership The New Day, with Xavier Woods and Big E.
The 11-time tag-team champions are known for their high-energy dynamic both in the ring and on the mic. Kingston has now revealed that their on-screen promo skills were honed during live events.
Speaking on WrestleRant Radio, Kingston reminisced on how the trio would test out material with live crowds, saying:
“Everything that we have done on TV started at a live event, whether it be on the road traveling in the car or just doing random stuff in the ring. Literally everything.
“We usually go out there and we try to entertain each other, and then when something like that works, we’re like, ‘People are gonna liked. Well let’s see if they like it this time. Oh, they like it here. Let’s bring it on TV and see if they like it there too.’ Being on the road and having these live events was integral to the chemistry and development of me, Woods, and E.
“We were very fortunate to be able to travel every single week and have matches with each other. This is before anything was televised, and just to kind of like foster that chemistry and really fine-tune it so by the time that we were able to debut on TV.”
It clearly paid off for the group, as the chemistry between the trio is electric.
The future of the WWE favorites as a trio is currently uncertain due to a serious neck injury sustained by Big E during the March 11, 2022 edition of SmackDown.
Big E reunited with Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston onscreen in May 2022, however it is unknown if, or when, he may be able to safely return to the ring. Doctors previously told Big E that they expect him to eventually make a full recovery.
You can keep up to date with injuries and expected return dates with our injury tracker here.
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