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Kofi Kingston Compares His Feud With Dolph Ziggler to Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart

June 21, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– Kofi Kingston spoke with GameSpot for a new interview discussing his match with Dolph Ziggler at Stomping Grounds. Highlights are below:

On his feud with Ziggler: “Honestly, Dolph is one of my favorite opponents, and I almost forgot how much I enjoyed competing against him. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been able to do so on some of the live events, and back in 2000, I think it was 2009 all the way through 2010, we wrestled each other every single week on Raw and Smackdown, and all the live events; probably a good 500 times. Now we get to go out and do it again after our careers have both gone in different directions, and now we come back and do it again for the WWE Championship, like that’s really what it’s all about.”

On comparisons of their feud to Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels: “Back in the day, you had Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart going at it for the Intercontinental Championship, and then years, later they were doing the same thing for the WWE title as well. Not to put ourselves on the same level as those legends, but that’s really the way I like to think about it is, we were guys who were underrated, undersized, underappreciated, underused, undervalued, and somehow, someway we’ve been able to stay at it and for the past decade, and still be at the top of the game. It’s a story that’s a lot deeper than just the physical steel cage match. It’s the whole journey that we’ve been through over the past decade of trying to get to this point, and now we can finally do it in the steel cage at Stomping Grounds, it’s going to be awesome. It’s going to be a war between us, but from a performer’s perspective I can’t wait, I can’t wait. I feel like we bring out the best in each other, and the real winners are going to be the fans that get to witness us go at it toe-to-toe, so I’m pretty excited about it.”