Kofi Kingston has had a very successful career in WWE, and last year he made it to the top of the mountain when he defeated Daniel Bryan to become the new WWE Champion at WrestleMania 35.
But there was once a time when he was just trying to make a name for himself, and during an appearance on the Swerve City Podcast Kofi revealed that CM Punk took a minute to help him calm down before his debut.
“Punk is one of the guys in the industry who I consider to be my brother. He helped me out when he didn’t need to help me out. People were more about keeping other people down and their spots being taken. I remember, I’m about to go out for my debut and I’m doing push-ups. I see a set of wrestling shoes, I look up, and there’s Punk. He goes, ‘Just remember, they’re out here to see you.’ That eased my nerves going out there. He didn’t have to say that to me.”
Kofi Kingston also noted that during his tag team title run with Punk he learned that you experience the same problems at the top of the card that you do at the bottom of the card.
“We became Tag Team Champions and I learned so much. At the time, he was [ECW] Champion and a lot of gripes that you have on the undercard, sometimes you have at the top. I’m like, ‘He’s going through a lot of the same stuff that I’m going through.’ Fast forward to being WWE Champion, I was already prepared to go through whatever it is that I needed to go through and fight.”
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