Kofi Kingston could make history in his next televised match under the WWE banner. The New Day member is slated to compete in a gauntlet match against Randy Orton, Samoa Joe, Sheamus, Cesaro and Rowan on next Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live.
Should he win this match then he’ll be allowed to challenge WWE Champion Daniel Bryan for the strap at WrestleMania 35. He’ll also make some WWE history as well.
According to WWE Stats and Info on Twitter, there’s never been a star who as ever eliminated more than four stars in a gauntlet match and went on to win the entire thing. This includes WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin. The company made this stat known when they sent out the following:
No @WWE Superstar has ever won a Gauntlet Match in which they were responsible for eliminating more than 4 opponents in a row all by his/herself.
— WWE Stats & Info (@WWEStats) March 13, 2019
The latest development in this storyline came during WWE Fastlane pay-per-view event where WWE teased Kingston challenging for the strap when Vince McMahon told him that he would be added to the WWE Title Match with champion Daniel Bryan and Kevin Owens.
That didn’t happen as instead, he competed in a 1-on-2 Handicap Match with The Bar, which he lost. Later in the Mustafi Ali competed for the WWE Title alongside Owens in a triple threat match.