#TheNewWeek Essential Viewing: Kofi Kingston

Every Royal Rumble, Ever

For years, Kofi Kingston has been one of WWE’s most reliable midcard performers, who could be guaranteed to put on a decent-to-good match with anyone, and generate a response from the crowd.

But once a year, Kofi Kingston gets a chance to stand directly under the spotlight in the Royal Rumble. Each year, the crowd waits to find out exactly how the non-Jamaican will manage to avoid elimination.

Somehow, every year, he manages to pull off a stunt more impressive than the last. It’s gotten to a point where he can’t NOT do a wild stunt.

This one is a personal favorite…

There’s a lot of things in wrestling that you can watch and say “pfft, I could do that.” This probably wasn’t one of them.