Former WWE Champion Kofi Kingston has opened up about the future of his Royal Rumble escape spot, following his recent failures.
After years of finding inventive ways of avoiding eliminations, Kingston (literally) slipped up in the 2022 bout, not quite catching the barricade before his feet hit the floor.
In an unfortunate move, Kingston botched his escape spot the following year, toppling over when jumping to a chair.
Speaking on Going Postl, Kingston recalled his Royal Rumble 2023 botch, explaining where it went wrong.
Unsure about the future of this annual spot, Kingston said:
“This past year (in the 2023 Men’s Rumble match) I was like, you know what? Let’s make this easy money. This should be simple, you know what I mean? I’ll jump to a chair.
“This is gonna be easy, especially after the year before [which was also botched.] We gotta’ just get back on the board and sure enough when I got knocked off, I came off so hard that when I turned around, I didn’t have time to adjust.
“I jumped out and had no time. So then I was like, oh, and then hit my head on the table and everything. Just get me out of here man. Get me the hell out of here. It’s over, it’s done.
“I’ve been in that position for so long that I try to think about things to do and it’s almost like reiterations of the older ones or trying to one-up the older ones.
“Then I’m thinking like, man, well risk-reward, is this worth it to try it and not do it? Or maybe that’s the deal, maybe that’s what I do now is like try it and then fail at it for the next 12 years and then have a… I don’t know. I’m on the fence about where it’s gonna go.”
We have a way to go until the next Royal Rumble event in January 2024. The next WWE premium live event will be Night of Champions, which will take place on May 27.
Check out the announced card for the highly anticipated event right here.
Here are results from the May 15 episode of WWE Raw:
Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Miz
It was announced Liv Morgan had suffered an injury and the scheduled Women’s Tag Team Championship match was cancelled
Mustafa Ali won a battle royal to become #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions
Becky Lynch returned and cut a promo on Trish Stratus, challenging her to a match at Night of Champions
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
As JD McDonagh left the arena after an interview, there was a tease of Finn Balor scouting him to recruit him for Judgment Day
Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer) def. two jobbers
Cody Rhodes promo on Brock Lesnar ahead of their Night of Champions match
Raquel Rodriguez def. Chelsea Green
Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn after interference from Imperium, which had been instigated by Paul Heyman doing deals with Judgment Day and Imperium earlier in the night
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