WWE star and former WWE Champion Kofi Kingston who is also a former thirteen times WWE Tag Team Champion recently said that the Live Events were really important for the growth of the New Day.
After more than two years of joining WWE he made his main roster debut. From the very beginning WWE treated him as a mid carder and a lower mid carder. As Vince McMahon does not like to put high flyers on the main he went very much, being a high flyer himself he could not be elevated to the main event status.
Kofi Kingston Explains Why Live Events Are Important For New Day
But in different criterias he was more than enough successful. He won a total of seven mid card Championship, a total of four IC titles and free United States championships. He also won a total of 13 Tag Team championships in WWE. Among 11 of them were won during New Day days.
Then finally WWE gave him the unthinkable; a main event title run. At WrestleMania 35, she defeated Daniel Bryan to win the WWE Championship. It made fans really happy. He kept on retaining the championship for six months before Brock Lesnar defeated him in a special episode of Smackdown. The defeat showed that his push is gone for good.
After losing the WWE Championship he went back to work as mostly a tag team wrestler as a member of New Day once again. Of course he got some singles title matches but none of them were effective enough to build him back as a singles star. Right now, his stable is out of the tag team picture as well.
Kofi Kingston who is also a former thirteen times WWE Tag Team Champion recently spoke to Graham “GSM” Matthews for WrestleRant Radio where he said that the Live Events were really important for the growth of the New Day. He said;
“Everything that we have done on TV started at a live event, whether it be on the road traveling in the car or just doing random stuff in the ring. Literally everything. We usually go out there and we try to entertain each other, and then when something like that works, we’re like, ‘People are gonna liked. Well let’s see if they like it this time. Oh, they like it here. Let’s bring it on TV and see if they like it there too.
“Being on the road and having these live events was integral to the chemistry and development of me, Woods, and E. We were very fortunate to be able to travel every single week and have matches with each other. This is before anything was televised, and just to kind of like foster that chemistry and really fine-tune it so by the time that we were able to debut on TV.”
Quotes via Fightful