A top WWE star has spoken about the record-breaking championship title reign that could only come to an end one way.
The Usos broke the record for the longest-running WWE Tag Team Champions of all time back on 14 November 2022 when they passed the 484 day mark as SmackDown Tag Team Champions.
The previous record holder had been The New Day as Raw Tag Team Champions for 483 days between 2015 and 2016.
Speaking on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Kofi Kingston would discuss what The Usos have brought to the table in WWE, saying:
“Here are The Usos right on our tails and [then they break the record) less than five years later? C’mon man, we can’t have nothing around here [laughs].
“It’s all good man, I joke about that but The Usos are such incredible people, they’re incredible athletes, they’re incredible talent.
“Their journey has just been so amazing to watch when you think about the lineage and their Samoan heritage and their dad being in this and their uncles and their cousins and everybody that has come through and made their mark in the industry.
“Now, they’re doing the exact same and they’re doing it in a way that hasn’t been done before.
“They are probably the best opponents that we have gone up against, and we’ve had a lot of matches with them, but every single one of them has been different. Every single one of them kind of outdoes the last one.
“It’s always just a pleasure and an honor and a privilege to be able to mix it up with them in any way, shape, or form in the ring.”
Kingston would then discuss the tag team championship record that was broken, stating:
“Part of me is kinda like records are made to be broken, so I’m not really losing any sleep over the record being broken, but we wanted it to last until the end of time.
“But, if there was anybody that was gonna break it, we’re glad that it could have been The Usos and then for us to have that match for them to actually break the record, it just means a lot.
“I’ve said it in a few interviews now too, but the history of the industry is so important, [especially] when you get to chance to bring elements from early on in a timeframe and combine them and tell a long-term story.
“Obviously, the history we have with The Usos, it’s been a long term storytelling journey.
“It almost had to be The Usos that broke that record, it just felt right for us to be the ones that they beat to cross that finish line and actually take that record.
“It’s always an honor and pleasure to be going up against them, and it was an honor and a pleasure to [reluctantly] hand it to them.”
Jimmy & Jey Uso are the current Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Champions.
The New Day (Kingston & Xavier Woods) are the current WWE NXT Tag Team Champions, having defeated Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson) at NXT Deadline in December 2022.
Transcript from Fightful.
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