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post #61 of 66 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 04:05 PM
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Re: What did Kofi possess that Rusev or Nakamura did not?

Right Place, Right Time for Kofi. Nakamura and Rusev got their hot streak at a time Vince didn't give two shits about what fans wanted and Kofi got on his when Vince was in the mood to care about what the fans wanted

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Re: What did Kofi possess that Rusev or Nakamura did not?

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Kofi was vastly more over. That's it. Rusev and Nakamura were over but they were never the most over person in the company at the moment, whereas somehow Kofi got more over than Becky.

Until he won at least. Now the novelty's worn off, thankfully, it seems like. Not that I expect them to correct course, mind you. They've already committed, and once Vince commits to something bad, he'll keep going.
I think you're underestimating how over Rusev Day was dude.

Rusev Day sustained it longer too, Kofi is already losing steam.

Anyway, obviously he got super over, he also had timing in his favour. Rusev Dat peaked at Mania 34 when they already had their big matches planned. Kofi got super over a month or so before Mania when they only had like 2 big Mania matches in place. People point to Mustafa Ali, but it was Kevin Owens who was the big loser of Kofi getting over.

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Re: What did Kofi possess that Rusev or Nakamura did not?

He's black and Vince wanted to have a black world champion to silence his critics.
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Re: What did Kofi possess that Rusev or Nakamura did not?

Timing.

Nakamura was in the title picture when Jinder was being pushed to promote WWE in India and when Styles was on his long reign. Kofi won because he was the challenger to Daniel Bryan who don't want to go to Saudi Arabia.
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Re: What did Kofi possess that Rusev or Nakamura did not?

An injury to Mustafa Ali.

So basically, timing.
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Re: What did Kofi possess that Rusev or Nakamura did not?

Good timing + the WWE is currently in a phase of self congratulating after delivering "historical moments" and "firsts" for social brownie points, while conveniently ignoring that they are only firsts because the WWE never did them before.

And it pains me because when they finally decide to have a black champion its fucking Kofi. Not Ernie Ladd, not Kamala, not JYD, Abdullah, Farooq, Booker, Lashley, Shelton, D'Lo, Godfather/Shango, Reed, Thunderbolt Patterson etc etc. Its not even Velveteen Dream or Keith Lee who are there at the same damn time and in their physical primes. Its Kofi......fucking Kofi. Urgh.

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