Kofi Kingston spoke with Phillip Martinez of Newsweek as part of his post-WrestleMania 35 media tour earlier this week. During the interview, Martinez asked the new WWE Champion his thoughts on WWE Hall Of Famer “Superstar” Billy Graham’s recent controversial comments about him.
For those who missed it, Graham posted the following statement on his official Facebook page during WWE’s storyline on television building up the WWE Championship match between Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston at WrestleMania 35.
Is The WWE Serious ???
I turned on my computer today and went to the wrestling news sites and what did I see ? Kofi Kingston vs Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at mania. Talk is Vince is going to put that WWE belt on Kofi Kingston…… Shit…..You…not me, will have a 145 pound WWE champion. This must of been an idea by the new Sr. Creative Lady Dana Warrior ? Meltzer says she has been promoted to an extremely high position on the creative team and attends meeting that only Vince, H and Step are in…damn…how did she get so smart ???
My friend Hannibal has been monitoring the Monday Night RAW steady decline in TV viewership. Well Hannibal, it dropped again last night in Boston, Monday, March 25th. Steady decline in TV viewership. I predict that this years mania will be so bad that next year, 2020,will not come close to selling out. The thrill is gone. Is anyone out there really excited to see these 2 light weights wrestle for the WWE Championship ? Oh, one more thing. I would love to see Kofi at 145 pounds put his newly won WWE belt on the line against Brock Lesner, great logistics, 1 man being out-weighed by a good 135 pounds, a total joke this thing is. S.B.G.
In response to the statement, Kingston told Newsweek the following:
“I’ve heard a few things through the grapevine. Honestly, I haven’t seen them myself. People can say whatever they want, but as long as they turn on the television, they will see me as champion. That’s really all that matters, and I don’t have a comment about people’s opinions. People are entitled to their own opinion as far as what a WWE Champion should be, but the fact is that I am WWE Champion … and that’s a fact. It is what it is.”
Check out the complete Kofi Kingston interview at Newsweek.com.
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