Kofi Kingston Comments On The Importance Of Representation For His Match With Bobby Lashley


During the latest edition of the “Battleground Podcast”, WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston commented on his WWE Championship match with Bobby Lashley at Sunday night’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view event and the importance of the representation of having two African-Americans competing for the title. He said,

“I hadn’t really thought about the situation [and] having two African Americans going up for the WWE Championship. I mean, it wasn’t so long ago that we’d never had an African-born WWE Champion and the amount of African American Champions that we had was really limited,” Kingston began. “ Now, we’re at a point where you have two African Americans going up against each other wrestling for the WWE title. So, I think it’s both a step in the right direction, for sure, and it’s a marker of pride because I think that representation and incredibly important for people who are watching television to see people that look like themselves doing incredible things and to motivate them to go on and do more incredible things because it’s one thing to say anything is possible, but it’s one thing to see it and believe it because it’s happening. I think we both take a lot of pride in that role and the potential motivation of several African American youths — or really, people from any background, seeing that this is happening right now. So it’s definitely a step in the right direction and it’s what we want to be prevalent in the industry. Here we are and for me and Bobby to be at the forefront of it, I think that’s a great thing. It’s a beautiful thing.”

(h/t – Fightful)

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