One of the most compelling stories taking shape in the build to WrestleMania 35 is Kofi Kingston chasing the WWE Championship. As WWE has emphasized time and again, Kingston has been a part of the company for eleven years. While he has captured his share of tag team and mid-card championship gold, he has had strikingly few world title opportunities, and pretty much all in multi-man match scenarios like Elimination Chamber Matches.
With a groundswell of support behind him, and a pair of great performances at Elimination Chamber and the go home SmackDown before it, Kingston looks to challenge Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championsihp at WrestleMania. With two world titles in play and the Raw Women’s Championship match expected to close the show, there is a real question as to whether Kingston might win. The set up of the show means that WWE won’t necessarily feel compelled to honor the tradition of a face going over in a world title match at ‘Mania, but it also means that WWE might feel more free to experiment with giving Kingston the big win over the much better established Bryan.
So what if Kingston does win? This article takes a look at how it might happen and what it would mean.
5. New Day renews its issue with Erick Rowan
Daniel Bryan has Erick Rowan for a heater—the big man to interfere on his behalf and reinforce his credibility as a heel champion, while he gives Rowan a bit of the rub to further his own career. You can add Rowan to the list of advantages Bryan would have against Kofi Kingston. Of course, Kingston has his own back up.
Kingston has gotten over to the highest degree of his career based on his partnership with New Day teammates Xavier Woods and Big E. There’s little doubt New Day would be in Kingston’s corner for the biggest match of his career, and they’d likely as not play a role in incapacitating Rowan in this match after he gets involved. There’s some poeticism to this arrangement given Rowan and Luke Harper had feuded with New Day more than once over the years, not least of all including New Day putting over The Bludgeon Brothers at WrestleMania 34. It would be fun to see this issue continue at this highest level, and potentially lead to further tag team or singles interactions down the road.