Kofi Kingston recently spoke with The Canton Repository about a wide range of pro wrestling topics.
This includes what WWE Chairman Vince McMahon saw when the group (Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods) brought their original idea to him. WWE fans weren’t always behind The New Day as a popular group. However, after some time had passed, the fans did get behind them and have been extremely successful.
McMahon’s original idea was for them to be three preachers serving up the gospel of positivity.
“From the very inception of New Day, we told Vince McMahon no matter what he gave us we would be able to make it work, because we believe in the chemistry we had,” Kofi said. “Going back and forth with Vince, we had a very different idea of what we wanted it to be. The idea he came back with, we said, ‘OK, he’s really gonna test us on this guarantee we gave him of making anything he gave us work.’ But we just kept doing it, and we evoked a lot of emotion from people, and really, that was what it was all about. Eventually, we kind of got to do what we first wanted, and over time it turned into what it is now.”