Skip to main content. Though it seemed Kingston and Orton would settle their rekindled, decade-old rivalry at SummerSlam, a double count-out only fueled Kingston, who unleashed a vicious post-match Kendo stick assault on his challenger in lieu of a satisfying match result. By way of the savage beating, Kofi made it clear that he was not the same person Orton faced 10 years earlier. Though Orton is a Superstar with no conscience, Kofi knows the danger of stepping into the ring the time World Champion, and the WWE Champion needed to show that he will not back down no matter what. Still, while a new chapter was written at The Biggest Event of the Summer, the two Superstars were far from done with each other. In the weeks that followed SummerSlam, Orton brought the volatile situation to new heights or to new lows.
WWE Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton
Kofi Kingston And Seth Rollins Are Two Of The Worst-Drawing Champions In WWE History
O n the Feb. Waiting for him in the ring was WWE heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan, the diminutive, ultraliberal white character who was holding a contract signing for an upcoming championship defense at the Fastlane pay-per-view. Kingston, whose real name is Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah, debuted with WWE in as a Jamaican Rastafarian, rocking yellow and green trunks and beating opponents with his finishing move, Trouble in Paradise. Of the nine male championships that have been active since , Kingston has won five of them, including holding the tag team championship, as a member of The New Day, for a record-breaking consecutive days. How can I get there?
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Lesnar defeated Kingston in just a matter of seconds, thus ending the latter's six-month title reign. The victory didn't come as much of a surprise to anyone, since Lesnar rarely loses matches anymore. Officials didn't necessarily disagree with the match result, per Shepard.
Kofi Kingston and Seth Rollins are two of the most beloved stars in WWE, but they haven't drawn well as world champions. Wrestling statistician and Twitter user nWoWolfpacTV recently compiled and analyzed data regarding average domestic live event attendance during the Universal title reign of Rollins and the ongoing WWE Championship reign of Kingston. He found that domestic house shows headlined by Rollins averaged just 3, fans, lower than Jinder Mahal's universally panned WWE title reign. Similarly, Kingston-headlined events had, as of July 18, averaged just 2, fans per show, which would make him "the fourth worst drawing in company history in this regard" behind Kurt Angle, Booker T and Eddie Guerrero. However, Kingston and Rollins are probably not the actual problem as both stars rank among WWE's most popular acts and its biggest merchandise sellers.