Kofi Kingston - future main eventer or endless midcarder? - Page 4 - Wrestling Forum : WWE, TNA, Debate League, Wrestling Videos, Women of Wrestling Forums
View Poll Results: Do you see Kofi Kingston as a main eventer in the future?
YES! YES! YES! 21 24.42%
NO! NO! NO! 65 75.58%
Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 09:40 PM
Humbled
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,237
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
               
Re: Kofi Kingston - future main eventer or endless midcarder?

[QUOTE=Walk-In;12341901]Agreed. He doesn't have ANY of the tools needed. QUOTE]

He's:

over
athletic
exciting
good look
over

there you go.
Oh Lymping Hero! is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
Acknowledged by SCOTT STEINER
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Poland
Posts: 1,077
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                     
Re: Kofi Kingston - future main eventer or endless midcarder?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oh Lymping Hero! View Post
He's:

over
athletic
exciting
good look
over

there you go.
He is:

over
athletic
over
exciting
over
good looking
over

Oh, and over too.

Last edited by TrentBarretaFan; 12-04-2012 at 10:07 PM.
TrentBarretaFan is offline  
post #33 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 10:20 PM
Getting ignored by SCOTT STEINER
 
Najm al Din's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oakland,CA
Posts: 603
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
     
Re: Kofi Kingston - future main eventer or endless midcarder?

Honestly who the hell really is all that impressive on the mic in WWE? let alone who really has all that great of a character?

For mic workers who I'd actually say are strong on the mic you've got Punk, Sandow (And getting better by the week) Barrett, Christian (When he has good material to work with)

Miz is decent to good but he's hit or miss.

Now of the current babyfaces in the main event, who exactly cuts great promos?

Sheamus? Nothing spectacular at all on the mic

Ryback? Same story, hopefully he actually gets better but right now his mic skills aren't good)

Orton? Can't remember anything memorable he's done on the mic as a face at all.

Even with mid carders, Ryder, Santino, Mysterio, are nothing special mic wise either.

For all the criticisms Kofi gets on his mic work, honestly for WWE standards he's pretty average. It isn't like alot of others are really turning out good promos either. Promos are pretty one note, basic and poor in WWE in general these days. Plus the same people who get after Kofi for having no character are the same who mark for guys like Rhodes, Ziggler whose characters are just as bland. Being arrogant and the typical "I want title, I'm better than you are. I'll beat you.... blah blah blah" are what the majority of WWE heels are these days. A showoff isn't an innovative gimmick that is the exact same thing that has been done 9000 times before in the WWE.


Anyways if they changed Kofi's gimmick slightly he could really take off, whose to say. Give him more though. Majority of the other guys on the roster have been given more to work with, more exposure that is the only difference as Kofi really hasn't. Start by giving him a storyline, not a meaningless title reign but an actual storyline to get people more invested in him as a character rather than a mid- card attraction. I think he has the potential to make it, reliable, over, credible, capable wrestler and not at all horrible on the mic. Time will tell if he's given a chance to do any more than he has been.

In 2012, Characters and promos are very shit in general in the WWE though. Kofi isn't the only person who "doesn't have character" and he's far from the worse case


Last edited by Najm al Din; 12-04-2012 at 10:24 PM.
Najm al Din is offline  
post #34 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 10:32 PM
Moron
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: “We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”
Posts: 5,126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                     
Re: Kofi Kingston - future main eventer or endless midcarder?

He can't work, can't talk, has no look & is about as over as Sin Cara or ADR, which means decidedly not over. He's also not marketable at all, has no direction, has no character & doesn't move merchandise. What exactly does he bring to the table again? A People's Elbow ripoff spot?
Coffey is offline  
post #35 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 05:42 AM
Learning to break kayfabe
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 91
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
   
Re: Kofi Kingston - future main eventer or endless midcarder?

He is exciting to watch maybe ? And is different in ring even though that jamaican in ring gimmick might be stupid ? He just makes those midcard matches look better because he is exciting to watch , why so much hate on kofi ? Of course he wont be main eventer probably ever , but i think he is fine with that as he seems to enjoy it , neither i can complain for having such mid carder.
Prev is offline  
post #36 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 06:04 AM
There are no strings on me
 
Big Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Birmingham, England
Posts: 5,651
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
                     
Re: Kofi Kingston - future main eventer or endless midcarder?

I can't see him as a main eventer atm, maybe if he gets older he'll grow into it but right now he doesn't have feel.

Big Dog is offline  
post #37 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 06:45 AM
Is the bottom half of me on fire?
 
SUPER HANS CHRISTMAS CRACK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,842
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                     
Re: Kofi Kingston - future main eventer or endless midcarder?

Hell no, he's largely overrated, and just doesn't seem to have the desire to go any further than he is now. He is though, very useful as a midcard face, for main event heels to go over, Kofi for example, was one of D Bry's few clean wins while champ.

SUPER HANS CHRISTMAS CRACK is offline  
post #38 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 06:46 AM
Acknowledged by SCOTT STEINER
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 1,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
             
Re: Kofi Kingston - future main eventer or endless midcarder?

I don't think he'll make it to the main event scene. Great talent, but I sorta view him as a Shelton Benjamin type wrestler. Benjamin was a great talent too, but some of his attributes held him back.

My apologies if I offended anyone, I didn't mean to be racist.
WWE Jaiden DBZ is offline  
post #39 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 07:34 AM
Getting ignored by SCOTT STEINER
 
WTF352's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Gainesville Florida
Posts: 771
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
   
Re: Kofi Kingston - future main eventer or endless midcarder?

Idk he should have turned heel a long time ago though.

WTF352 is offline  
post #40 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 10:40 AM
Getting ignored by SCOTT STEINER
 
Fiasco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 689
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
   
Re: Kofi Kingston - future main eventer or endless midcarder?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walk-In View Post
He can't work, can't talk, has no look & is about as over as Sin Cara or ADR, which means decidedly not over. He's also not marketable at all, has no direction, has no character & doesn't move merchandise. What exactly does he bring to the table again? A People's Elbow ripoff spot?
He's more over than both of those guys and this is despite him lingering around the midcard for years without direction. Stop it.
Fiasco is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome