On Friday night’s SmackDown on FOX, “The Beast” Brock Lesnar dethroned Kofi Kingston in mere seconds to become the WWE Champion. Lesnar immediately hit an F5 on Kofi as soon as the match began and ended Kofi’s reign.
The loss was shocking in the way it ended as Kofi’s reign was a historic one and many fans believed that it didn’t deserve to end like that.
After the match Kofi reacted to his loss and said that he is dealing with a lot of emotions but he knew what kind of a man he was up against, and that he takes pride in taking up the challenge of facing Brock Lesnar. Kingston said that he is trying to figure out how to get back into the WWE Championship picture again.
Soon after the surprising upset, WWE stars recognized Kofi’s accomplishments and gave huge praises and support to him on Twitter. You can check out the posts below:
The former champ later issued a statement where he stated that he was overwhelmed by the support from fans and his coworkers alike and he considers that his mission has been accomplished. He then thanked everyone for letting him live his childhood dream of becoming a champion.
“Once again, I’m so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love I’ve seen on here over the last 24 hours. As a WWE Superstar, one always hopes to experience moments in this industry that have a real and positive impact on people’s lives. Judging by all of these messages, I’d say that mission’s been accomplished.
And again, without all of you and your support, none of this happens, so thank you all for letting me live out my childhood dream to the fullest. I am forever indebted to you.
I’m not sure what comes next, but I will always be so proud and honored to have been your champion… “