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Kofi Kingston was ‘baffled’ WWE allowed The New Day to work with The Elite at E3

The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and Big E) worked with The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) at E3 earlier this year and competed in a Street Fighter video game tournament of sorts.

When it was all said and done, Omega defeated Woods in a best of five tournament and Woods’ punishment was eating habanero peppers. Omega ended up eating a few peppers himself and The Young Bucks even super kicked the event’s host during the event as well. All the fans in attendance, and both The New Day and The Elite themselves had a great time.

Kingston recently spoke to Sports Illustrated about the event and admitted that he’s still ‘baffled’ that WWE even allowed it to happen:

“I’m still baffled that that actually happened. Think about WWE, when was the last time you saw them do any kind of inter-promotional stuff? Not in this era, right? On top of that, with a group like Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks, The Elite, these guys are at the top of the independent scene right now.

“Since we became a trio, everyone’s been talking about us doing stuff with The Elite. And we came close. We actually got in there, interacted, verbally jousting, and I still get goosebumps just thinking about it. Hopefully that opens the doors for some things in the future. If it does happen, and they end up here or likewise, we had the first step in doing that. You talk about breaking barriers and breaking rules, that’s what it’s all about.

“You try to push that envelope and keep the wrestling business thriving, keep people interested and do things out of the box. You’ve got to go out of the box, and be able to adjust and change with the times. That’s what wrestling is all about. This is a very special time right now. You’re seeing things in the industry you never thought you’d see. You never thought you’d see AJ Styles in the WWE or you never thought you’d see Kevin Owens or Shinsuke Nakamura or Asuka in a WWE ring, but yet here we are.”


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