Former WWE writer Dave Schilling, who was with the company in 2019 when Kofi Kingston won the WWE Championship, says that people in power did not see Kofi as a top star.
It’s no secret that Kingston’s rise in early 2019 happened by luck because he was not originally slotted to be in a top spot but injuries and the crowd reactions forced them to shuffle things around and Kingston ended up being booked to win the WWE Title from Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35.
Schilling quote tweeted a clip posted by sports writer Andreas Hale from Saturday’s episode of Talking Smack.
The clip shows Big E talking about Kofi had his legs cut from underneath him while The Miz argues that it was Kofi’s fault for not working hard enough to make sure that stayed at the top of the card.
Hale called out The Miz for using his “white privilege” to victim blame Kofi for failing to create opportunities for himself. Schilling added that people in power didn’t see Kofi as a top star and said that Kofi was always scheduled, from day one, to be buried by Brock Lesnar.
Schilling tweeted, “I was there. I saw it. No one who had any real sway believed in Kofi.” He added, “The plan was Kofi getting squashed by Brock from DAY ONE of his title reign. DAY ONE!”
You can see the tweets and the clip from Talking Smack below.
The plan was Kofi getting squashed by Brock from DAY ONE of his title reign. DAY ONE!
— Dave Schilling (@dave_schilling) August 23, 2020