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Kofi Kingston’s emotional first interview as WWE champion

Kofi Kingston is, finally, after 11 years in WWE and steadily grinding toward something that hardly seemed possible, WWE champion. He won the title from Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and you can imagine the emotions coursing through him.

Well, you don’t have to imagine. You can watch:

“It’s so emotional. Like, you work so hard to get here and sometimes you work as hard as you can and things aren’t going your way, you know? And you don’t know if the hard work is going to pay off. It’s paying off right now. It just feels surreal. It feels like a legitimate dream. ... I feel like I’m in a dream, and I don’t want to wake up.”

He goes on to say that maybe the best part is how much support everyone gave him, not just the fans but his contemporaries. He is a true babyface you can’t help but love and appreciate.

Big E also passionately spoke on Kingston winning, talking about how much the title win meant for kids at home seeing someone who looks like them achieving something like this. Xavier Woods echoed those sentiments, himself getting emotional while talking about how unreal it is that Kingston is WWE champion.

This truly is a big deal, a monumental moment in WWE, and you can feel that with all three of these guys. It’s hard to think of anyone more deserving.

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