Music Recall Magazine recently had an interview with Kofi Kingston to promote this Monday's RAW at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC. In it he discusses changing his gimmick and other topics. Here are a few highlights for you to check out.
Being discovered by WWE: "Well, I actually started training in up in Boston. The Chaotic Training Center was the name of the facility. And we actually had a tryout up there. At the time I was a Jamaican guy, I was doing a Jamaican gimmick. And it was very unique and had never been seen before within the realms of WWE. And they liked what they saw – that in combination with being a decent athlete and a ridiculously handsome guy. I mean they just wanted me on their roster. So lo and behold here we are."
If it was his idea to be a Jamaican character: "Oh yeah, definitely. It was something that I came up with on the independent scene. It was funny because I was kind of just joking around in one of our classes. And then everyone in the class was like 'oh, you have to do that, it's so entertaining.' So that's the route that I went. And like I said I don't have any regrets about it or anything because it was what got me noticed. One of the main things about being a WWE Superstar is having an ability to stand out. We have a lot of different people on the roster – whether it be your size, your look, your attitude, the way you talk, your athletic ability – you have to find a way to stand out. And if you're able to do that then you do have a shot at being a WWE Superstar."
Possibly changing his character: "Well, I think character development is definitely very important in terms of longevity in the WWE. The guys who last the longest are the guys who have a roller coaster of just personality and different stories and where it takes you. I have no idea what the future holds. I think it would definitely be fun to explore some other options. But until then, I'll do whatever the company asks of me and be wherever they need me to be. Just take it one day at a time and see what happens."