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I've noticed if ever I mention Kofi Kingston, the responses are mostly negative. I know he isn't the best in ring performer on the roster but the guy is the closest to main event talent WWE has at the moment.

I thought Kofi had his big moment when he splashed Orton thru the table at MSG. Suddenly, that was halted, as many on here attributed it to Kofi missing his cue. So if Kofi is part time wrestler, part time sound guy, I understand.

Then, it appeared he and Evan Bourne where bring legitimacy back to the tag team division. Evan fails a wellness test and Kofi is dropped down a notch once again.

The problem is, WWE has no true main event faces. Feuds/matches have been done to death. IMO, the best thing that could happen to further talent would be for Cena and Orton to turn heel. If not Orton, at least Punk. That way, Kofi can get a chance to excel on the main event scene, Rey will be back and we get new matches or at least matches from a different perspective.

As for my title question, why do people hate Kofi Kingston so much?
 

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Kofi's a generic, smiling face. He's one of many, which doesn't help. I also think he coasts too often during matches. Kofi CAN wrestle, but he seems to want to do little but jump straight up in the air all the time. I don't "hate" Kofi, but he's far from being the "closest to main event level talent" the WWE has right now.
 

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he reminds me of jeff hardy, and i hate jeff hardy, as a matter of fact he acts worse, he jumps around all giddy in his entrance, and he always wins as well, if we look at his w/l record it's very one sided, his finisher is a spin around kick, the boom boom thing, is almost as annoying as yes yes, overall i just dont like his gimmick, it sucks, not kofi
 

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Another boring bland face with no charisma,a better question will be why would someone like such a big pile of shit
 

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Not sure why.

He can talk on the mic, has charisma and can go in the ring. Just because his character after the Orton feud went to shit doesn't mean HE is shit.

Just creative being awful as usual.
 

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I like Kofi and everything but he needs to shake up his gimmick and stuff. The high flying Jamican isn't cutting it for me anymore. His gone stale.
 

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He seems content with his mid card happy go lucky role, shame if he had any real ambition he could've been (and still can) a World champion.
 

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He has gotten stale.

I really was marking out for his first few matches on ECW - the Jamaican Me Crazy-Times. Also his IC-Title win on Night of Champions (against Jericho) is unforgettable.

But he NEVER developed further. He still does the same stuff. Although he always brings some innovative in-ring stuff from time to time (walking with a broken ladder like with crutches, handstand in the RR - great stuff...).

I always like to refer to his youtube-vid where he talks as a anti-american-heel.. i think it would be a great thing to try (but the creatives in WWE are just obviously not creative enough :D).

Here the vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbQcXE59eDk

I think it would work, he even can do the jamaican accent again as heel. :) Ah, man, i'd love to have creative control in WWE.. hehe
 

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This guy :troll for Kofi again its about as a bad as suit up with Mcintyre
 

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I don't understand why we get boring ass ADR, Sheamus as World Champion, a Jack Swagger title reign and tons of other boring bullshit, while I can only remember 1 actual storyline involving Kofi and I don't why Orton had to resort to burying him. I'm a Orton fan but that was bullshit.

I've been told Brodus deserves a push before Kofi. It just doesn't make sense how WWE refuses to get behind such a talented guy or why the majority of the IWC dislikes him for being a smiling face. I know now, the IWC only likes heels.

But as for the babyface main event scene, they are really lacking. While not the best wrestler, Kofi definately can add to the main event scene, even as a heel. But people here hate everything the non IWC likes.

Am I weird because I like what the IWC doesn't like, yet I'm a member of the IWC?



For those who dont see my thread:

CHECK THAT VID OUT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbQcXE59eDk

That's the gimmick he should do with bringing back the jamaican accent, he'd be a awesome heel.
That looks like it could really work. Kofi seems interesting as a heel and looks weird without dreads.

This guy :troll for Kofi again its about as a bad as suit up with Mcintyre
I've seen you in to seperate threads addressing me and the only comments you make regard me supporting Kofi. I'm not saying Kofi is the greatest but he deserves a chance. The number 3 guy you are marking for is the most boring main eventer of all time. ADR sucks. I guess you are entertained by a Hispanic JBL, a lame attempt at one anyway.
 

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I don't have a problem with Kofi. He just doesn't entertain me.
 

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He seems content with his mid card happy go lucky role, shame if he had any real ambition he could've been (and still can) a World champion.
Just having ambition in the WWE doesn't get you world titles. It all comes down to who the creative team and writers want to push. Kofi was on a roll in 2009 and was having a good feud with Orton. All it took was one botch and he's been stuck in mid card hell since.
 

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This gimmick is for him
 

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Just having ambition in the WWE doesn't get you world titles. It all comes down to who the creative team and writers want to push. Kofi was on a roll in 2009 and was having a good feud with Orton. All it took was one botch and he's been stuck in mid card hell since.
What is this one botch everybody always bring up?
 

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He's a generic face that always smiles, high fives the crowd, and get's beat up for 95% of the match. It's so annoying god dammit. Although I do appreciate his althletics. He just needs a new gimmick, simple as that.
 

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Hey needs to go back to being the type of character he was when he was fueding with Orton. If he can get back to that, coupled with his in-ring talent, he could be a great face for the company. I've always wanted to see Kofi pushed as a Main Eventer...but certains things must happen before that comes along.
 
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