Kofi Kingston Talks Upcoming Sioux Falls Show and The New Day
Kofi Kingston has been in the WWE for the past seven years, and he is returning to Sioux Falls on Saturday.
Kingston is a 10 time champion in the WWE, spread between the Intercontinental, United States, and Tag Team Championships. Kingston talks about his start in the WWE and what he's been the most proud of since joining the company.
"I'm real fortunate to have some really cool moments. It's very hard to put an exact moment but probably my favorite is winning the IC title from Chris Jericho in 2008."
Most wrestlers who get into the business grew up watching wrestling. Kingston determined that he wanted to be a professional wrestler after attending a WWE event.
"After I graduated college my wife got me tickets for us to go to a Smackdown in Worcester, Massachusetts. I've been to a couple live shows before but that was the real one, where after you graduated college you had to figure out what to do with your life. I had to give it a shot."
WWE returns to Sioux Falls for the first time in a year and a half on Saturday. When asked if he has any memories from his previous trips to Sioux Falls, Kingston says the fans stick out the most.
"I just remember Sioux Falls always being energetic and live. There are certain cities you just know are always going to be energized and hyped."
The New Day is a group that features Kingston, Xavier Woods, and Big E, and they will battle The Miz and Damian Mizdow for the WWE Tag Team Championship on Saturday. Only two members of The New Day can be in the match, and Kofi says that won't be determined until they get to the ring.
"We play odds and evens before the match starts. We all stand in the rings and draw either a 2, or 1 and whoever has the same numbers does the match...Any combination of the team will be cool."
The WWE takes over the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center for the first time on Saturday night. For ticket information and the card for the show, visit the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center website.
For more from Kingston about the travel life of professional wrestlers, the most fun part of his job, and the importance of social media and the WWE, listen to the full interview below.