Kofi Kingston Talks About Sunday’s TLC PPV & HIs Favorite Match

WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston spoke to AM New York this week to promote Sunday’s Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view from Brooklyn. Here are some highlights of what Kofi said about:

How He’s Prepping For His Match Against Wade Barrett At TLC:

“What are you doing to get ready for your match on Sunday? It’s been more of a mental preparation. I’m a guy who alwaystries to play by the rules, and Wade Barrett is pretty much the opposite ofthat. So initially, he and I had a match on “Raw” a couple weeks ago and I wasn’t ready as far as knowing the lows that he would go to win a match. And kudos to him. But I know what I have to do now to compete and to win and retain my Intercontinental Championship.”

His Favorite Match:

“Well, right now, the first one that comes to my head is whenI beat Sheamus for the United States Championship [last year at the ExtremeRules event], and we had a tables match. … Winning the United StatesChampionship was awesome. And even being able to put a guy like Sheamus througha table is no easy feat. When you see this guy, and you know that he’s abrawler, so I know it was going to be a fight, but that’s probably my bestmemory so far. Hopefully, this Sunday will be an even better memory when I beat Wade!”

Which TLC Match He Can’t Wait To See: “Well, to be honest, I’m excited about all of them. You’ve got so many here. Cena versus Dolph with the Money in the Bank contract at stake – this is awesome. You think that once you win Money in the Bank, you’re set. Pretty much 99% of the people who have cashed in that brief case have won.And for people who don’t know Money in the Bank, basically you have a contract to be able to challenge for [the] title at any time, and that’s a huge advantage. To put that on the line, it’s almost like another championship, so Ithink that’s going to be a great match. I know Dolph and Cena are two guys that definitely despise each other and that always makes for a great match. The Big Show and Sheamus – two brawlers who have been going at it for a couple of months and they have a chairs match. You put a chair in hands of a guy like Sheamus, it’s probably not good news, even if you are 7 feet, 500 pounds like the Big Show. Like I said, there’s a lot of great matches. You’ve got the Shield taking on Ryback and Team Hell No in a TLC match. It’s going to be a great pay-per-view all around. I can’t get excited enough to let people know.And being in the Barclays is going to be awesome, because obviously this is a brand new arena. I know a lot of people have been looking forward to being there. It’s going to be great all around.”

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  • Pozessed

    Kingston has been in a few very good matches lately and is a reason why I watch Raw… His match with Cesaro last Monday was the best of the show and the matches he had with Ziggler on Raw and Superstars were good too.

  • http://twitter.com/DA_Righteous1 Brian Clark

    To shake things up Kofi Kingston should be given the chance to challenge for the World Title at Wrestlemania. The crowd is not getting behind him if he is tag champ, IC champ, and then U.S champ, repeat process. Give the man a chance at the big stage see how the kids and crowd react to him in the main event and go from there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=732542390 Donte Shoshona Gopual

      I’ve been saying the same thing but the only way the crowd will pay attention to him is by him becoming heel. maybe he beats up JR or the king. you some one everyone loves.

      • Pozessed

        Lol, I just pictured him monkey flipping JR through the announcers table.

      • http://twitter.com/DA_Righteous1 Brian Clark

        He doesn’t have to run heel (even though that would still be very cool). They just have to stop giving him the same crap. He is U.S champion until they have someone else they want to give a push to. Instead of Ryback facing Punk at Hell in a Cell, they could have used Kofi. They had history and a one on one match between them would have been waayyy better than that 10 min crap that we saw.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=732542390 Donte Shoshona Gopual

          yeah they’re pissed at not having any superstar but they wont give anyone a chance especially someone like kingston whos been there for years