Former WWE champion and a former free time WWE United States champion Kofi Kingston who is also a former 14 times WWE Tag Team Champion recently claimed that The New Day is the greatest professional wrestling faction of all time.
The New Day came into existence for the first time in 2014. Kofi Kingston was the oldest member of this group, both by age and experience. He was already a professional wrestling veteran and he won a lot of championships before the formation of the New Day. But he won the WWE Championship after he became a part of this stable. It was indeed one of the greatest WWE Championship runs in the history of the promotion.
Smackdown – Kofi Kingston Calls New Day The Greatest Faction Of All Time
Xavier Woods was quite experienced in professional wrestling as well. But he mostly earned his experience from elsewhere. He wrestled in different promotions before he joined WWE, and he can be called an experienced professional wrestler while he became a member of the New Day.
He was the only member of the stable who could not win the WWE Championship. But he recently won the King of the Ring tournament. This might be a possible indication towards a push for the 11 times former WWE Tag Team Champion.
Big E is one of the hottest happening wrestlers in WWE and certainly the best member of the New Day. WWE had been planning a push for the current WWE champion for quite a long time.
It was rumoured that he was scheduled to win the Royal Rumble match this year and he would go on to challenge for a world title at WrestleMania 37. But ultimately the push was delayed, and he won the WWE championship recently after he defeated Bobby Lashley. Currently he is one of the most dominant wrestlers of WWE.
Kofi Kingston who is also a former 14 times WWE Tag Team Champion recently spoke to Into The Danger Zone with Chris Denker where he claimed that The New Day if the greatest professional wrestling faction of all time. He said;
“I do. I almost hesitated, and I feel like a lot of times you should be humble with it, but for me, I’m old now. I got to the point that I don’t really care what anybody thinks about me.
“I never really have, but when I think about the things we’ve done, just off the top of my head, going toe to toe with The Rock, the greatest speaker in the history of our industry, the greatest motivator, the greatest trash talker, the most popular man in the world. Granted it was 3 on 1 (he laughs). To be able to go toe to toe with The Rock on that level is a real test of, ‘Oh, we’re pretty good at this.’
“To be able to host WrestleMania, there’s only a handful of actual active talent that have been able to do that. There’s just so many things we’ve done. To be able to have a food product be sold with WWE after a 20-something year drought, and for it to be called Booty O’s. You’re selling this and people are eating it, buying it, and making signs.
“We’ve just been able to do a lot of things that are groundbreaking. I haven’t even gotten into our accolades. The longest reigning tag-team champions, 11 times. I look at all that stuff, and not that you compare yourself to anybody else, but being a group that never had the desire to turn on one another.
“A lot of teams get thrown together. Myself and Punk. Myself and R-Truth. Myself and Evan. We were just teams that got thrown together. It really wasn’t our plan to come together and be a team. For The New Day, we chose to be together. They chose me to be in the group and then we formed this bond. We wanted to be together, where a lot of people are not put in a situation where they are given the option of being together.
“That allowed us to start with a different foundation than everybody else. We wanted to be together, therefore, why would I want to turn on my brother? His success is my success. Woods is the King, I’m the King. E is the WWE Champion, I’m the WWE Champion. We have that actual mentality of all for one and one for all.
“From all of those perspectives, I can’t think of another group that embodies most of those things, let alone all of those things, like we do. On top of it, WWE.com voted us the greatest tag-team/faction of all time anyway, so it’s official. If it’s up to me, I’m going to go ahead and say that. I’ll double down on that and I can have that argument with anybody.”
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription