Why Kofi Dropped His Jamaican Accent, Benoit Edited Off Of DVD


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WWE is no longer billing Kofi Kingston from Jamaica because they wanted to market him without the stereotypical accent as the feeling was it was limiting his on-screen character. Instead, they are now billing the Raw Superstar from Ghana, West Africa, where he was actually born. Although it should be noted his family moved to the United States when he was a one year old and he grew up in Cambridge, Massachussetts.

He revealed in an interview last year that his parents weren’t enamored with him being billed from Jamaica and doing the accent either.

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— Considering Batista won the 2005 edition of the Royal Rumble, it is only natural for the match be featured on WWE‘s three-disc DVD set on Batista, Batista – I Walk Alone. With that being said, it’s interesting to note that Chris Benoit’s elimination during the match was edited off the DVD. While WWE couldn’t edit Benoit out of the match completely, the edit was done as such that one second he’s in the match, and the next second he’s gone.

Melina is today’s “Daily Diva” on WWE.com whereas Goldust is the “Superstar of the Day.”