Top 3 highly-rated Kofi Kingston PPV matches of 2019
Kofi Kingston has arguably had the best calendar year of his WWE tenure. The member of The New Day and a veteran of the WWE locker room, The Dreadlocked Dynamo rose to prominence and had an incredible WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 35 and took a win that transcended sports entertainment. The charismatic performer didn't just have a great run back in March/April, but it's clear that will be what he is remembered for.
With it being so close to the end of the year I wanted to take a look at some of WWE's top performers and their top three bouts throughout the year. For simplicity I have based the ratings off of the standard five-star scale, depending on what I gave the matches at the time.
So, here are the Top 3 highly-rated Kofi Kingston PPV matches of 2019:
#1 WrestleMania 35 - Kofi Kingston vs Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship - 5 Stars
There are moments in professional wrestling that transcend being 'just' a match. This was the defining moment of Kingston's career and it will be used in highlight packages from now until the end of time.
Kofi had such a vocal following from the WWE Universe a couple of months before this that the company almost had no choice and had to put him in this match against Daniel Bryan. Bryan, the man who had returned in-ring the year prior to a thunderous reception was the perfect foil to Kingston, knowing how to give and take hope spots and near falls to send the crowd into absolute rapture.
The finish of the match saw Kingston hit his patent Trouble in Paradise kick to pin the Champion for the three-count, sending the crowd into an absolute frenzy.
This could honestly go down as one of the greatest WWE Championship matches in WrestleMania history. A true match for the ages.