Going into the Money In The Bank pay-per-view, many fans assumed that Big E would be the member of The New Day that would be competing in the Men’s MITB Ladder Match.
The spot went to Kofi Kingston and the crowd went nuts for him. The 36-year-old has a lot left in the tank and it looks like the fans in Chicago would have been happy if Kingston was able to secure the briefcase.
Unfortunately for him, Braun Strowman won and he will get an opportunity to cash in on Universal Champion Brock Lesnar sometime in the future. However, if Xavier Woods has anything to do with it, Kingston will get another opportunity at the gold at some point.
In recent weeks, Woods has been telling fans on Twitter about the respect he has for his long-time friend and tag team partner and his goal is to make sure Kingston becomes a world champion.
Back in April, Woods said that he would rather forego the chance to become heavyweight champion because he’d rather see the belt around Kingston’s waist.
Because I would be happier seeing @TrueKofi become heavyweight champion than I would be if I became heavyweight champion. He deserves it more than anyone on the roster. My dream as a child was to become King of The Ring. So we are trying to move to the UK for the tournament ? https://t.co/cCwtB2X4O3
— Austin Creed (@XavierWoodsPhD) April 25, 2018
Following the MITB pay-per-view, Woods was undeterred. His plan is still to make sure Kingston becomes champion before Woods hangs up the boots.
— Austin Creed (@XavierWoodsPhD) June 18, 2018
It’s not as if fans wouldn’t buy Kingston as a top guy. Remember the big Kingston vs. Randy Orton feud in 2009 that culminated with an awesome match at Madison Square Garden? At the time, it was thought that Kingston could be a top guy. Unfortunately, WWE creative dropped the ball.