I don't think Kofi "sucks" but I do agree that he often seems to be phoning in his matches. Watch him compete against top in-ring guys and he looks like he belongs. He grapples well, has good matwork, etc. The rest of the time he pretty much just jumps a lot. He also tends to be sloppier in his execution when he's in say a random tag match than when he's trying to keep up with Ziggler or Jericho.
Kofi is cool, i expect him to do some athletics stuff every week and he does just that, he has fast paced matches pulls out some cool moves and im always in a good mood watching him..after seeing his stuff in that cribs type of show i like him even more..
i dont take wrestling so damn seriously since ive been watching since the 90's so thinking outside a realistic point of view while being a typical crying IWC member like the threadstarter is something im not accustomed to..but hey to each its own.
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Re: Kofi Kingston Sucks
Originally Posted by x78
There are worse guys on the roster than Kingston, however I understand where you are coming from.
Yes, there are guys worse than him. There are guys better than him too. That's not really the point though. This all spawned, initially, because I used Kofi as my example for someone that Vince McMahon could make an example out of. The reason I used Kofi is because he is the poster child of everything I hate about current WWE. It might be because moral has been decimated due to the WWE machine chewing up & spitting out anyone that they're not ready to use (like Zack Ryder getting himself over as an example) but Jim Ross made a great point:
Kofi is a WWE guy, trained by OVW & he doesn't know anything other than WWE style. He's not wrestled in other areas to expand his repertoire, he's never worked in a promotion in Mexico or Japan. He didn't work territories or WCW or ECW because they don't exist anymore. He learned how to work one way & he's content with that. That's what the future is. A bunch of WWE trained guys working WWE seven minute, paint-by-the-numbers matches. Nothing new, exciting or innovative. It's why the show is boring. It's why it all feels recycled & rehashed.
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I have no idea what you mean. I think he would fill the smiling babyface role Sheamus is awkwardly being shoved in. I think he would already be higher on the card, if it weren't for the WWE (and the audience) and their problematic attitudes on race.
A little harsh, Kofi can have a really great match given the proper opponent a la Ziggler two weeks ago.
That actually makes me like Kofi less. If I thought the guy was limited, that would be one thing, but I know the guy can really go in the ring when he wants to. Instead, he jumps really high in his matches (usually over the guy he's jumping at).