Kofi Kingston Addresses Heel Turn Rumors & Talks About Starting In WWE As A Jamaican

WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston was interviewed by Brian Soscia of Philadelphia’s Mix 106.1 radio station this week and addressed the rumors that he will be turning heel soon:

“Here’s the thing. I get asked that question all the time,” he said. “It’s really funny because there’s a rumor on the Internet right now. ‘Oh, Kofi’s turning heel.’ And, I’m like, ‘I am?’ I’m always the last one to find these things out. But, I’m very confident as a performer and if that’s the case, I’m sure I’ll knock it out of the park. I don’t even know what’s going to happen tonight, so for me to even think about what’s going to happen way down the line, who knows,” Kingston added. “I guess we’ll wait and see what happens. I have no idea.”

As for WrestleMania 29, Kofi says it’s “crunch time for WWE:

“This is crunch time right now. As of now, I’m doing anything at WrestleMania, so it’s a matter of working your way onto the card. Every match now, every moment that you have on TV is working towards that.”

Kingston also addressed the Jamaican gimmick he had when he entered WWE:

“It’s a miracle that I’m still here based on those vignettes because it makes me cringe every time I go back and look at them.”

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  • ozzie

    That video theme is what he should’ve used. Way more chill and laid back.

  • Darkness

    Kofi turning heel would be great for the company coz theres to many faces in the WWE we need some more heels

    • Roger

      I wouldn’t say great for the company, but it would give his own character some depth at least. It’s only great for the company if he is able to excel in that role.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremycounty Jeremy-County Roberts

    I hated Kofi Kingston since day 1. His theme song annoys me, just his whole gimmick together annoys me. Past and now. So sure maybe a heel turn would be nice but I don’t think he can pull it off. Forever a middle card.

    • Roger

      It’s not even a gimmick this point, it’s just a theme song. The only gimmick he has is that he unnecessarily jumps way too damn much while in the process somehow moving around the ring like a sloth.

    • DigitalWWE

      I’ve liked Kofi from day one and love his theme song. I hate his gimmick tho. I think he could be a World Heavyweight Champion with the right gimmick. He insanely talented. And if anything Jack Swagger proved you can be successful with the right gimmick. Even if he did screw himself.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4OF2JDUTXED6KFOPHEVMJ2ZYBA raVen

    As long as randy orton doesn’t see him Kofi will be a great heel.
    the guy can talk if given the chance. he has out of this world athletic ability, and when he does show an aggressive side it works very well.
    just don’t let orton see anything or it’s all over…again

  • Roger

    At least his chest doesn’t look superdeformed in his debut promo.

  • incaseoffireusestairs

    Really enjoyed this interview. :-)

  • AlBundy2.0

    I have a great idea for a heel Kofi. Make him a scam artist, like how he pretended to be jamaican. Have him going around, scamming the others out of money. Have him scam a diva to make her pretty much his valet. And the most important thing…name his finisher “the Nigerian Email Scam.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/ChristopherJDuncan Christopher James Duncan

      I really love this idea. Just have him start saying he is descended from a Nigerian Prince. You could also call his finisher “Filtered Out”

  • itfactor

    No kidding; his so-called Jamaican accent was terrible and so fake. Happy he dropped it..