The 4 underlying themes in Kofi Kingston's journey to WrestleMania 35
It is finally happening. After all the drama and emotions, the WWE Universe is finally getting the match they have wanted all this while. Kofi Kingston would square off against Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at the 'Grandest Stage Of Them All', WrestleMania 35.
It would have unimaginable to consider this match a possibility at the beginning of this year. The story that began with an unfortunate sidelining of Mustafa Ali for Elimination Chamber and him being replaced with Kofi Kingston, has the potential to become of one of the best stories WWE has told to its audiences.
Let us look at all the themes and stories that the WWE creative team has successfully portrayed through this historic storyline, which involves not just Kofi Kingston and Daniel Bryan, but a few other key figures as well.
#1 The story of hard work and determination
Kofi Kingston's journey to WrestleMania 35 as the #1 Contender for the WWE Championship has been an epitome of how hard work, determination and loyalty can help any individual to fulfill his/her dreams.
Despite consistently putting in all the efforts for 11 years, Kofi Kingston has always been considered a 'B+ player', who is not a big enough to win the WWE Championship and to headline an event like WrestleMania as a singles wrestler. However, Kofi Kingston silenced all the critics and doubters with marvelous performances in the Gauntlet match that took in the go-home episode of Smackdown Live before Elimination Chamber 2019 and the Elimination Chamber match.
It looked as if Kofi would be rewarded for his performances with a title opportunity at Fastlane 2019. However, this dream was snatched at the very last minute by Vince McMahon as he inserted Kevin Owens and Mustafa Ali into the eventual championship match instead.
To prove his worthiness as a performer and fulfill his dream of going to WrestleMania, Kofi had to go through a Gauntlet match against Randy Orton, Samoa Joe, The Bar and Eric Rowan. Kofi, once again, gave a miraculous performance as he defeated all these individuals, only to be left high and dry as Vince McMahon put another obstacle in the way, Daniel Bryan, which Kofi was unable to overcome.
Courtesy of such marathon performances at almost a weekly basis, Kofi Kingston has truly become the poster boy of hard work and determination in the WWE right now.