Kofi Kingston On Losing To Brock In Seconds: ‘It’s My Job To Keep Moving Forward’

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Speaking with Yahoo Sports, Kofi Kingston of the New Day discussed their group’s unlikely recent success. Despite The New Day sticking around for longer than most acts, 2019 is arguably their biggest year yet, and that may be due to the fans push for Kofi to become champion early in 2019. “You never know what kind of career you’re going to have, you just kind of keep aspiring to be at the top of the mountain. You work as hard as you can, knowing there’s not a lot of stuff you have control over, but sometimes the cards fall just right and fate pushes you into this position.”

The fates can also take away, as it did when Kofi lost his WWE Championship to Brock Lesnar. The former champion says that he appreciates the fan’s passion, but he has to keep at it. ” It’s their right to be angry if they want to be angry, but it’s my job to keep moving forward. There’s a whole lot of stuff we don’t have control over, but we work with what we’re given, try to get a little bit more and claw your way back. It might not be a direct, linear path.”

Kofi also talked about how therapeutic it has been to share a podcast with his New Day brothers away from the ring but still under the WWE umbrella. “People think that they know everything, so for us to be able to shed a little more light on what we do and deal with as people — not just characters on TV — it’s awesome to provide that insight.”

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