Kofi Kingston

Ghanaian-American professional wrestler

Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah (born August 14, 1981) is a Ghanaian-born American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE where he wrestles under the ring name Kofi Kingston on the Raw brand and is a part of The New Day with Xavier Woods and Big E. Kingston is the first African-born WWE Champion and held the Intercontinental and United States Championships multiple times. He also has won tag team championships in WWE 15 times, only the Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) are listed as holding more by WWE (18 times). Kingston originally played the character of a Jamaican wrestler until late 2009.

Kofi Kingston
Kingston on Raw in April 2014
Birth nameKofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah
Born (1981-08-14) August 14, 1981 (age 42)
Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
Alma materBoston College
Kori Campfield (m. 2010)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Kofi Kingston
Sir Kofi Kingston
Kofi Nahaje Kingston
Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah
Billed height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)[1]
Billed weight212 lb (96 kg)[1]
Billed fromGhana, West Africa[1]
Kingston, Jamaica
Trained byChaotic Wrestling[2]
Killer Kowalski[2]
Ohio Valley Wrestling

Filmography change

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Kickin' It Himself Episode "Kickin' It on Our Own"
2016 Countdown Himself Uncredited
2016 Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon Himself Voice
2021 The Main Event Himself Cameo
2021 Escape the Undertaker Himself Main star[3]

Championships and accomplishments change

Notes change

  1. Big E, Kingston, and Woods defended the title under the Freebird Rule. On September 5, 2016, during their second reign, the titles were renamed the Raw Tag Team Championship after SmackDown created the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
  2. Big E, Kingston, and Woods defended the title under the Freebird Rule.

References change

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Chris Bergeron (August 16, 2006). "Wrestle mania". The Milford Daily News. Archived from the original on April 9, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2008.
  3. "Netflix's Escape The Undertaker Review: An Underwhelming Undertaking". GameSpot. Retrieved October 3, 2021.
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  5. Lambert, Jeremy (August 29, 2019). "Seth Rollins Tops Annual PWI 500". Fightful. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  6. Middleton, Marc (November 18, 2020). "FTR Takes Top Spot On The Inaugural PWI Tag Team 50 List". Wrestling Inc. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  7. Barrassodec, J., "The Top 10 Male Wrestlers of 2019", Sports Illustrated, December 27, 2019.
  8. Meltzer, Dave (January 25, 2016). "January 25, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2015 Observer Awards Issue". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California: 46. ISSN 1083-9593.
  9. "WWE Championship". WWE. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  10. "WWE Intercontinental Championship history". WWE. June 29, 2008. Retrieved July 1, 2008.
  11. "WWE United States Championship". Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  12. "WWE Tag Team Championship history". WWE. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  13. "WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championships". WWE. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  14. "World Tag Team Championship history". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved October 28, 2008.
  15. "Official NXT Tag Team Championship Title History". World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
  16. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "WWE Intercontinental Title Tournament « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH – The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  17. "Matches « WWE SmackDown Tag Team Title #1 Contendership Tournament « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH – The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  18. Benigno, Anthony (December 17, 2012). "Kofi Kingston won the "Tell Me I Did Not Just See That" Moment of the Year Slammy". WWE.com. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  19. "2020 SLAMMY Award winners announced". WWE. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Mendhe, Abhilash (December 25, 2019). "WWE Year End Awards 2019: Analyzing each award category – Seth Rollins should have won Male Superstar of the Year". Sportskeeda. Retrieved December 26, 2019.

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