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Kofi Kingston Recalls Coming Out Of A Giant Box Of Cereal At Wrestlemania

March 1, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness (via Wrestling Inc), Kofi Kingston spoke about his entrance with the New Day at Wrestlemania 32, which saw the group come out of a giant box of Booty-O’s cereal. Here are highlights:

On originally deciding to join the group: “So Woods and E actually came to me, [and] they had the idea of forming like a faction of a group of guys that weren’t happy with their positions. They came up to me and asked me if I wanted to be a part of that, and I was like absolutely, 100 percent. I was at the point of my career where I was gonna be the happy, go-lucky guy that came out, did a few good moves, had a decent match and probably ended up losing,” Kingston said. “That was my role that I was getting typecast into, and it was getting boring for me, and I know it was getting boring for a lot of the WWE Universe. So when they approached me with the idea, I was on board, thank you for asking me to do this.”

On filming the original promos: “We spent Halloween in Stamford… and we started our vignettes, they were all like these gospel, motivational, you know, you saw them. I’d rather not bring them back up, but the whole theme behind them was being together and positivity, and initially when we came out, people were glad that we were out there doing something different, and were happy to see us in other roles.”

On the Wrestlemania 32 entrance: “Initially, I think we wanted to, and as I’m saying this, I feel like it’s impossible to do, we wanted to have, like, almost like a trojan horse, but have it be a unicorn. It comes down the aisle, and there’s a ramp that would come out the backside, and we would come out on these unicorn bicycles, and that was our idea. We were pitching that to Hunter (Triple H) and he’s like ‘Oh that sounds pretty cool, [but] we were thinking you guys come out of a gigantic box of Booty O’s cereal’. We had no idea how big the box was gonna be, but immediately as soon as he said it, that was it. On top of that too, we had the DragonBall Z-inspired costumes on, so it almost looked like we were toys in a cereal box coming out.”

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