Bourne, Kingston Share Their Feelings On “Air Boom” Name


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One gets the feeling that no matter what name the WWE Universe had chosen for Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston’s tag team, The Miz & R-Truth would have found a reason – any reason – to ridicule it. And after challenging the current WWE Tag Team Titleholders to a match at Night of Champions, that’s precisely what they did.

“Air Boom is the stupidest name I've ever heard,” Miz told the crowd during Monday’s WWE Raw Supershow.

R-Truth derided the name as well – in his own unique way – equating it to a “sneaky fart”: “It’s a little bit of air and then … kaboom!” Truth said.

As one might expect, Evan & Kofi didn’t take too kindly to the assessments, as they made clear in an interview with

“It’s lowbrow material from two lowbrow guys,” said Evan. “Ironically, Miz and Truth have been stinking up this entire company for quite some time.”

While not pleased with either Superstar, Kofi trained his fire on The Cleveland Screamer. “They said an ‘Air Boom’ started off with a little bit of air then a ‘boom,’” said Kofi. “That sounds more like Miz’s title reign, if you ask me. It kind of snuck up, then, one week later, it was gone.”

Although Evan & Kofi kicked around a couple of names on their own, including Zero Gravity and The Elevation Express, both Superstars appear more than happy with Air Boom. “It was cool to have the WWE Universe interact and be involved,” said Kofi. “We didn’t know they cared about us so much.”

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