Kofi Kingston wins gauntlet match on Smackdown…but fails after one last curveball

Vince McMahon made sure that Kofi Kingston did not walk out of Smackdown with a championship opportunity at WrestleMania.

The New Day member did what he was asked to do in the first place…he beat Sheamus, Cesaro, Rowan, Samoa Joe, and Randy Orton when he ran the gauntlet. But the WWE Chairman and CEO had one last trick up his sleeve for Kofi, and introduced Daniel Bryan as his final opponent for the night.

The celebrations of Big E and Xavier Woods were cut short as they were sent to the back and couldn’t stay at ringside to support their tag team partner. Unfortunately for Kofi, the WWE champion came up with the upper hand after he hit him with the running knee for the pinfall. The lengthy gauntlet match took nearly the whole second hour of the broadcast as Kofi put on another superstar iron man performance.

Meanwhile, some fans on Twitter used last night’s angle to bash McMahon for doing everything he can to screw black guys over and not letting them win the WWE title. One particular individual replied to the thread asking if he ever heard of The Rock. Dwayne Johnson caught the discussion after he was tagged in the post and actually replied, saying, “Glad I came across this and I’ll give you guys some context & truth. I identify as exactly what I am – both. Equally proud. Black/Samoan. And my friend, let me expand your thoughts a bit here – I transcended race in wrestling so there was no “booked that way.” Thx guys.”

Colin Vassallohttps://www.wrestling-online.com
Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

Stories you might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you


Important changes to the website starting from today

Starting today, there will be changes moving forward on Wrestling-Online.com due to a legal case initiated against me and...

Logan Paul talks great experience at WrestleMania and getting the Stunner

During the latest IMPAULSIVE podcast, Logan Paul discussed his experience from last weekend at WrestleMania.He mentioned that people were...

Billie Kay issues statement after getting released

Just like her former tag team partner, Billie Kay issued a statement following her release, starting by thanking both...