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Kofi Kingston’s feud with Randy Orton begins by breaking the fourth wall

This is the type of feud that, if done right, could take Kofi Kingston’s title reign from good to great.

On this week’s episode of SmackDown, Kingston called out Randy Orton for a title defense at SummerSlam. The WWE champion didn’t just want to face The Viper for his recent actions, but from real life heat between the two men dating back to 2009.

Kingston talked up Orton using his influence and presence backstage to keep him down on the mid-card for all those years. The promo was really well done from Kingston, and Orton’s reply was even better.

Not only did Orton admit to not liking Kingston, he also took credit for the start of #KofiMania. How? It was Orton who injured Mustafa Ali and opened the door for Kingston to fight his way into the Elimination Chamber.

On paper, Kofi Kingston versus Randy Orton could be the best story at SummerSlam. Can WWE pull it off?

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