Ex-WWE Writer Says He Pitched Kofi Kingston Angle “Over A Decade Ago”

One former WWE writer says he pitched a similar idea for Kofi Kingston over a decade ago.

Former WWE writer, Freddie Prinze Jr., says he pitched the idea for Kofi Kingston to run through a gauntlet of challengers over a decade ago. He noted that, at the time, the idea fell on deaf ears.

Prinze Jr. has done two tours of duty as a member of the WWE creative team. The actor first worked for the company from 2008-09 and then again from 2010-2012. Kofi Kingston was called up to the main roster in late 2007. He started off on the ECW brand airing on the SyFy Network at the time.

Prinze Jr. spoke to GQ Magazine in 2016 and described what led to him working for WWE.

“I think it was 2007 or 2008. I don’t remember the exact year, but I went to WrestleMania and I was speaking with a lady who worked for the company. She was asking what I liked about the show, what I didn’t like, and I was just very honest with her. She said, ‘I would love for you to have this conversation with Kevin Dunn or Stephanie McMahon'”

Kofi Kingston’s Path to WrestleMania

The Kofi gauntlet idea Prinze Jr. is referring to will take place next week on Smackdown. Vince McMahon closed this week’s episode by telling Kofi he’ll have the chance to qualify for a WrestleMania title match if he wins a gauntlet match next week.