WWE News: Kofi Kingston Received Huge Opponent For Summerslam On Smackdown
The New Day was in full celebratory mood on Smackdown Live after their wins at Extreme Rules. Kofi Kingston retained his belt against Samoa Joe whereas The New Day win their sixth tag team titles from Daniel Bryan and Rowan in a triple threat. The former champions tried to interfere but the audience forced them to go back. Sooner, the trio of Samoa Joe, Elias, and Randy Orton entered the scene to set up a match.
Additionally, Randy Orton came up with the pledge of picking up the WWE Championship from Kofi Kingston. He was successful in earning a shot to the title by the end of the six-man tag team match. Joe neutralized Woods locking him in the Coquina Clutch whereas Elias put down Big E with a big knee. Kofi caught him with a Trouble in Paradise but forgot Randy Orton was waiting in the back. An RKO on Kofi ended the match and thereby put Orton in a contender’s position.
Kofi Kingston has presented himself to be perhaps the strongest champion on the WWE roster ever since Wrestlemania 35 passed by. After the dream win at the biggest event of the year, the high-flying superstar wanted to live his championship reign to the fullest by putting his title on the line on a regular basis. The tradition continued at Extreme Rules where he overcame the odds stacked against him.
— WWE (@WWE) July 17, 2019
Samoa Joe challenged him at a point where he clearly looked the favorite heading into the match. A number of sneak attacks towards the WWE Champion were the reasons behind this. Plus, he also had earned a submission win over Kofi Kingston. But if you ever thought that has made Kofi Kingston soft, you were clearly wrong. (Courtesy wwe.com)
“Question his willingness to battle everyone who wants a piece of him; it’s certainly taken its toll. Question his luck if you must; he’s certainly had a little bit of it along the way. But if you continue to question Kofi Kingston as WWE Champion, you simply haven’t been paying attention. It’s a lesson Samoa Joe learned the hard way tonight. He isn’t the first. And the way things are going, he likely won’t be the last.”
That brought us to the next challenge waiting for him at Summerslam. By the looks of it, the Apex Predator will be the next in line for him at the biggest event of the summer.
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