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post #1 of 209 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Let's just get this out there because me saying it in another thread was apparently oh so controversial. I rarely ever make threads but this is apparently something that people are passionate about if my rep from that other thread is any indication. I would LOVE to hear logical reasons as to why Kofi is anything other than terrible.

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What Vince should do is make a fucking example out of someone & fire their ass. I don't mean on-air humiliation, I mean "you mother-fuckers are half-assing it & coasting & we're not going to stand for it." There's a lot of people to choose from, like Kofi is a great example.
Kofi Kingston is a terrible professional wrestler. I don't know him personally, he might be a great guy, but as far as being a wrestler/entertainer, he is terrible. He is a good athlete, he can jump high, but he's a terrible WRESTLER. He specifically lacks all the things that you would want from a good wrestler, like having good offense, or believable defense. His facial expressions are bad, his comebacks are worse, his selling is lackluster to say the least. He might have the worst timing in the entire company & he can't talk. What exactly does he bring to the table? He gets a reaction? A lot of people get reactions, that doesn't translate into ticket sales, PPV buys or TV ratings for them all.

When I think of the WWE as a whole & why it is in a slump, I think of the roster & how everyone is just phoning it in, half-assing it & just coasting along just to get a paycheck. To me, Kofi Kingston is the poster boy of that mentality. Just because he does the basic paint-by-the-numbers Kofi match, complete with a high cross body & maybe a springboard chop, that doesn't mean he's doing anything! He is not memorable whatsoever, unless he is in a gimmick match featuring a ladder. What is even the highlight of his career, taking a superkick from Shawn Michaels? Blowing the finish of a match with Randy Orton leading to Orton breaking character due to being pissed on live TV?

If Kofi Kingston was fat, or in the main event, do you have any idea how fast the IWC would turn on him? A helluva lot faster than they turned on A.J. Lee, I can tell you that. This is just more bullshit "well he's in the midcard so he's underused!" just like people that try to sell us on Teddy Hart or Alex Riley, because they want to seem different & original.

During the Legends of Wrestling Roundtable, when Jim Ross was talking about wrestlers that just do what they're told, don't bother to ever speak up or ruffle feathers & just want to get their paycheck so they can pay their bills, I was thinking specifically of Kofi Kingston. When Carlito did the same thing, he was made an example of, on live TV, by Ric Flair cutting a promo on him & eventually released from WWE...but Kofi gets a free ride. Why? What does Kofi provide that you can't get from someone else on the roster, better? Kofi is not hungry, he doesn't seem to care at all. He's not trying to improve himself or climb up the ladder, he's sitting around waiting & hoping that it is given to him. During his off time, he's playing fucking video games instead of trying to improve. He is a great example of everything that is wrong with not just this generation of professional wrestlers but the fans too when they buy into the bland bullshit.

So, what are you thoughts on Kofi Kingston? Positive or negative & why?
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post #2 of 209 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 10:24 PM
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Re: Kofi Kingston Sucks

I always chuckle when certain fans of his think that he is WWE title material.

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How does he suck? He is great in the ring and is over with the casuals. Not to mention he is an amazing athlete.

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How does he suck? He is great in the ring and is over with the casuals. Not to mention he is an amazing athlete.
Maybe try reading the OP before smashing the keyboard with your forehead?
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Does he sell any merchandise? I know he's got shirts, do we know how well they sell?
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There are worse guys on the roster than Kingston, however I understand where you are coming from. I don't know whether he is a good storyteller or not because he is constantly bouncing around the midcard where storylines are at a premium, in fact I can't really recall a single feud he's been involved in since I started watching again in 2010. So he hasn't ever done anything that has stood out as being 'bad', and puts on passable and reasonably entertaining matches every time which means that he rarely comes in for criticism. I agree though that his apparent lack of determination is frustrating and he seems to be a complete geek outside the ring. I don't know if he'll ever achieve anything in his career, or will have the balls to step up when the time comes. He's just kind of 'there' which is a shame considering he is a reasonable worker and has great potential to get over as a babyface.

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well besides the fact that he is athletic, he uses his athleticism well in the ring, and I don't see him as "phoning it in"

He might not be the best technician or anything, but he brings something different to the ring and he had a fantastic match with Ziggler on Raw last week. He can work, but he'll never be Chris Benoit or bret Hart or anything. He is just a servicable guy, that can do a few high spots and has a decent finisher (spinning heel kick, i think?)

I think that WWE dpesn't really give him enough time to have great matches, and being stuck in a tag team with R-Truth cut his ring time in less than half, because Truth spends the whole match running around being crazy. I dont think he is the best or anything, but terrible.. not so much


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Kofi is the verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry fucking last guy in the universe of WWE who sucks ..there is so much more garbage then that dude
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Punk likes Kofi. Doesn't mean he respects him though!
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