#4 Kofi Kingston had tears in his eyes while facing Erick Rowan in WWE
The incident took place when Kingston had to face six opponents (Sheamus, Cesaro, Rowan, Samoa Joe, Randy Orton, and Daniel Bryan) in a gauntlet match on the March 19, 2019 episode of WWE SmackDown.
The New Day member recalled that Rowan’s steel chair shot (01:00 mark in the video above) gave him the worst pain he had ever felt in a match.
“Rowan hit me so hard, and immediately like my eyes are welling up with tears. I’m just like, oh, and I’m like, I’m almost about to cry. And I’m like, you know what, it’s probably okay if I shed tears because that really, really, really hurt. They’ll [WWE fans] understand that hurt so badly.” [H/T SEScoops]
After Rowan was disqualified from the match, Kingston went on to defeat Samoa Joe and Randy Orton before ultimately losing the gauntlet match to his WWE Championship rival, Daniel Bryan.Published 26 Oct 2020, 19:28 IST