Former WWE Champion Kofi Kingston has talked about his relationship with Vince McMahon and the extent of the artistic freedom he’s allowed in WWE in an interview with Muscle & Health. Kingston additionally touched on the significance of social media and the way the platform has impacted his character and persona.
“I believe it’s only a matter of going out and having a great efficiency and the group reacting to you,” Kingston said. “Individuals will then depart you alone as a result of they belief you. We earned that belief with Vince. If the character that someone writes is just not getting over, it’s gonna be on us. No one will say the author is accountable for not writing accurately. We take delight in going out to dwell and die on our swords.”
Relating to the facility of social media and fashionable know-how, Kingston stated “That is one thing you didn’t have within the 80s and 90s. There have been no cell telephones, no photos, you didn’t know folks went out to celebration. However as we speak you might be in a time the place you’ll be able to actually see what the folks need.”
He continued, “My social media is just not monitored by WWE. It type of was at one level. It’s nice as a result of you’ll be able to management the place you need your character to go. You typically don’t have that management on TV on the place storylines are going. You may management the way you wish to sound on social media.”
Trying to ventures outdoors of the ring, Kingston claimed how “You’d be a idiot to not at the present time,” pointing to how New Day teammate Xavier Woods has his UpUpDownDown YouTube channel.