Sky Sports has an interview up with WWE star Kofi Kingston. Here are some of the highlights.
On looking to begin a feud with Randy Orton:
“I’m definitely ready, otherwise I wouldn’t have crossed that line. I think everyone’s goal in the WWE is to be at the top. My goal is to be the best. Randy has obviously established his name as the Legend Killer but he is becoming a Legend in the WWE. To be able to go in there with Randy will definitely be a great learning experience for me and I think there are going to be some great matches and great things to come from the two of us.”
If he is surprised how fast he has progressed in WWE:
“Yes and no. I’m always striving to be better. If you’re not getting better, you’re only getting worse. I always thought this would happen eventually. I didn’t put a time frame on my progress. I’m a guy who always looks to the future, to try to get better, to get better with every match. I guess it was surprising at first but when you’re given the ball you’ve got to run with it. I’ve always wanted to chase that Brass Ring and try to run with the ball.”
On being billed as Jamaican to Ghanaian:
“I was actually born in Ghana, West Africa. As far as the whole Jamaican thing is actually concerned, growing up I actually loved everything about Jamaica. I loved the food, the culture, the laid-back attitude. When I came to the WWE initially I wanted to come out to something that attributed both my love for wrestling and the Jamaican heritage. I wanted to come out to something unique and something people had never seen before. But at a certain point it becomes about being real and true to yourself, as opposed to playing a character. You look at guys like Triple H. When he first started out he was Hunter Hearst Helmsley and before that he was Terra Ryzing – I don’t know if a lot of people know that. Stone Cold Steve Austin was Stunning Steve Austin before he became Stone Cold. The Rock was Rocky Maivia before he became The Rock. Shawn Michaels was a Rocker before he became the Heartbreak Kid. I think in wrestling and the WWE you see a trend of guys who make transitions. And I think for me I’m in that transition stage into coming into my own.”
To check out the full interview, click here.