WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross gave his thoughts on Kofi Kingston’s booking as WWE Champion during the latest episode of his podcast.
This is where Ross revealed what he would change about how WWE is booking Kingston right now. This comes after fans pushed for Kingston to competed for the top title on the SmackDown Live brand.
He beat Daniel Bryan to win the WWE Title at WrestleMania 35 pay-per-view event in East Rutherford, NJ at MetLife Stadium on the WWE Network. According to Ross, he thinks the current character that Kingston portrays doesn’t cater to older fans.
“Somebody needs to tell Kofi that hopping to the [ring] — carefree, happy, smiling, I don’t know if that fits the champion, especially when you’re a marked man. The days of the six-man tags with New Day [are done] — it’s a different ballgame now. You’re the man. Everybody’s going to give you their best shot. At least they should, right? So, the happy, carefree demeanor may be fun for children, who can laugh at or with the antics, not so much I don’t think the older fans; 18-34, 18-49.”
“Just saying somebody that’s producing Kofi might want to suggest, you figure out how you’re perceived when you’re introduced. And sometimes, maybe that perception of Kofi is not indicative of who he is. I’m a big fan of his by the way.”
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H/T to 411Mania for the transcription