Kofi Kingston Talks Netflix Film, WrestleMania 36, And The Future Of New Day
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Kofi Kingston recently sat down with Sports Illustrated, where the WWE superstar spoke about a range of topics, including his upcoming Netflix movie, WrestleMania 36, and what the future holds for The New Day.
On his Netflix film:
It was awesome. I thought it was really great how on-board Netflix was. Even from before we even met, they were just all on board. They had an acting coach for me, and really welcomed me in with open arms. I’m really excited, this is something I wanted to do for a while.
This is really my first feature in a film. I got to play myself, and it’s a fun story. Everyone on set was awesome, and Netflix was great to work with, as well.
On WrestleMania 36:
As far as WrestleMania, last year versus this year, it would be hard to top last year’s WrestleMania. That was my career highlight, my childhood dream literally coming true before the eyes of 85,000 people live. I don’t know if anything is ever going to come close to that. As long as I’m still in the mix, that’s all that matters. Myself and E, we’re in the tag team title mix—and we’re also trying to set records in that field, as well. You just try to do everything you possibly can, because at the end of the day, this career doesn’t last forever. At some point in time, we all have to retire, whether our bodies give out or if your life takes you in another direction.
On the future of The New Day:
The New Day, in and of itself, is something that is very special. The bond that we have is a special, special bond. We want to preserve that. We really go out of our way to preserve that, even with storylines. Sometimes people will say stuff like, ‘Oh, the Royal Rumble, maybe E will throw you out!’ or ‘You throw E out!’ Let’s not even plant that seed. The bond that we share is very, very strong. That’s where we’re at with it, that’s our stance, and that’s the way we’ve approached what we’ve done. Everything we’ve done together has been greater than everything we’ve done individually. Even at WrestleMania, the fact that I was wearing the title belt, I don’t get to that point without Woods or E. On a very real level, I wasn’t even allowed to even really talk on the mic until I got into The New Day. It’s one of those things where, as intriguing as many people think it might be, for us, it’s more important to preserve that bond and to be the group that never had any kind of cracks in the foundation that is the brotherhood of The New Day.