4. A win from underneath
One of the key dynamics that WWE has capitalized on with Kofi Kingston in recent weeks is casting him as an underdog and building from the organic crowd support behind him to give fans more reasons to side with him. Vince McMahon taking away his title opportunity for Fastlane was a start, and tricking him into a handicap match with The Bar at that same show moved the needle further.
If Kingston can get his WrestleMania, and particularly if he wins, we can expect that match to represent a microcosm of the story up to this point, with Daniel Bryan largely dominating before Kingston hits Trouble in Paradise or scores a flash pin to steal the win. It wouldn’t fit Kingston’s identity to run roughshod over Bryan the whole match or win quickly. Working from underneath only to rise up and defeat the arrogant champ fit nicely.Published 12 Mar 2019, 19:30 IST