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Ever since WWE Elimination Chamber 2019, there's only one thing that's trending in the WWE Universe other than Becky Lynch and that is the one and only Kofi Kingston. And that's the growing trend that the WWE creative team has taken notice of.
Kofi Kingston has a long and storied career. He has had tremendous success in both the singles and tag-team division. Perhaps his greatest success has come as a member of The New Day. The charm of the group was something akin to a living, weird and out-of-this-world cartoon come to life.
The New Day loves to entertain the crowd with their pancakes, songs, and dances. It's hard to believe that Kofi's career has had multiple reigns as Tag Team Champion on WWE Raw and SmackDown, WWE Intercontinental Champion as well as holding the WWE United States Championship.
Add another championship to that list and he could become part of an elite list of WWE Grand Slam champions which include the likes of Chris Jericho, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Randy Orton.
If Shawn Michaels was fulfilling a boyhood dream when he won his first WWE title, perhaps it's time for Kofi Kingston to make the dreams of the WWE Universe come true. Here's are 5 Reasons why Kofi Kingston will win the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35.
#5 Vince Keeping his word to the WWE Universe
It's not a secret to say that the WWE Universe has been responding poorly to the WWE product in recent times. While some will criticize Vince McMahon of being out of touch with the WWE fans, his core instincts are still very much intact. He may be in his seventies but still is the driving force and decision-maker of the WWE creative team.
In December, he pledged that the WWE will be making changes and start listening to the fans. While Kofi Kingston's place in the Elimination Chamber was due to Mustafa Ali's injury, the WWE Universe responded with enthusiasm. To quote a WWE legend by the name of Dusty Rhodes, "Get a dream, hold on to it and shoot for the sky." and Kofi more than just grabbed it. Mr. McMahon saw it and started laying the groundwork.
#4 Creating another classic WrestleMania Moment
The Showcase of the Immortals is the Super Bowl of WWE. It's a place where the dreams of WWE Superstars become a reality. These WWE moments have been built over the last 35 years and its a sight for many to see.
Hulk Hogan slamming Andre the Giant, Stone Cold Steve Austin not giving up to the sharpshooter, The Rock vs John Cena's once in a lifetime match, Brock Lesnar beating the Undertaker and breaking the streak and so many more.
While Becky Lynch is undoubtedly going to be the star of WrestleMania 35, Kofi Kingston might just sneak up from behind and snatch it right from underneath her. Vince McMahon loves creating moments that will last a lifetime. He's the director, writer, and producer of his own personal production. As he once said in the documentary Beyond the Mat, 'we make movies.' And Kofi Kingston might be just fit the bill.
#3 The first African-American WWE Champion in a while
Race is a touchy subject. It's not something that people should dismiss nor should it be taken as the only aggregate in any job, much less as WWE Champion. While most people will bring up names like Booker T and Mark Henry, they only won the World Heavyweight Championship. Any WWE fan will probably rank the WWE title as higher than the aforementioned one.
With the political culture of America being what it is, it has become a necessary and bolder statement that WWE can make. Also to be clear, Kofi Kingston has more than just earned it with 9 years of high-risk maneuvers, entertaining millions worldwide and just creating an everlasting impact over the WWE Universe. Let's hope it happens at WrestleMania 35.
#2 Another Rocky Balboa story
It's not hard to believe but WrestleMania is built for underdogs going the distance and there's no better underdog than Rocky Balboa. Sylvester Stallone based the character on his own personal life struggles of trying to make it in the movie business.
Before WWE and MMA, boxing was the combat sport that everyone went to see. Rocky is the template that WWE has taken liberally from for years whether it was in the form of Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Daniel Bryan or even Becky Lynch.
The underdog story is the one that no one saw coming and it's just too good to pass up for Kofi Kingston. He has received one of the most organic pushes in recent times and has the skill to go head-to-head with the New Daniel Bryan. While there is no Adrian for Kofi Kingston to scream out for, he is out there to prove the doubters wrong just like Rocky did.
#1 Daniel Bryan coming full circle
Back at WrestleMania 30, Daniel Bryan achieved the impossible by winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He was the leader of the 'Yes' movement and was one of the most-over WWE Superstars at the time. Like Kofi Kingston, he was not supposed to be in that main event spot.
The universe has a funny way of aligning events but faith has brought Daniel Bryan full circle. His heel turn over the last few months has been brilliant by getting the WWE Universe to boo him at every turn. Like Captain Ahab in Moby Dick, he has allowed his obsession over keeping the WWE Championship to be his white whale.
Losing the WWE title to Kofi Kingston would be the ultimate passing of the torch from one-time underdog to another. The spear of destiny awaits Kofi Kingston at WrestleMania 35 and for him to take his place amongst the WWE Legends who have graced the grandest stage of them all.
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