CBS Sports’ Chuck Carroll spoke with WWE Superstar and former World Champion Kofi Kingston ahead of this weekend’s WWE WrestleMania shows. Plenty of stars and executives have given their opinion on whether or not WWE should have gone ahead with the show, how it will be produced in an empty building and what to expect.
Kofi gave an answer few talents have given up to this point.
Kofi noted that the show will be different. That said, it’s the reason that this year’s WrestleMania may be one of the most important ever. Considering the coronavirus pandemic has swept the globe with more than 1 million cases now reported and things seemingly coming to a standstill, WWE’s job is to put smiles on people’s faces. And, he believes when fans watch WrestleMania, they’ll smile and be “pleasantly surprised with the quality of the matches” and “thoroughly impressed” with the show.
Noting that he’ll be eagerly watching his own match, and with his son because he’s at home, he also said to watch out for the Drew McIntyre versus Brock Lesnar bout. He said it was the match he was most looking forward to watching other than his own.
WWE Talents Can’t Help But Get Up For This Show
Saying empty building or not, it’s still WrestleMania, and that as performers, the talent can’t help but get up for it. “Especially for us as WWE Superstars, we take a lot of pride in being able to lift people up throughout these dire times.”
One of the interesting things about the interview was that he didn’t spoil what many believe to be a change in his match. Saying the three teams involved in his Ladder Match always put on a great show, there are rumors the match has been significantly altered.
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