Kofi Kingston (and his push) gets sacrificed to The Big Show on WWE RAW
Tony Acero | On 11, Jan 2013
In the midst of a push, Kofi Kingston was given jobber treatment against The Big Show. Was it worth it?
On Monday night, we had Kofi Kingston have a “match” against The Big Show to lead into the CM Punk and Rock interaction. The match was less than a minute, and had Big Show knock out Kofi then move on. I ask you, was this necessary at all? Look, we’re in the full swing of Mania season where the big names become bigger and everyone who isn’t going to matter come Mania will take a backseat to those that do. In that aspect, I get what they were doing, but the execution was horrible. Kofi Kingston was actually getting a bit of a fire under his ass, and had the fans clamoring for more high-flying antics. Then he loses the IC Title and people think perhaps he’s moving up the card. Finally, we get to Monday where Big Show effectually sends him back to the mid-card with one punch. All I could think was poor Kofi.
In what seemed like an effort from the WWE, Kofi got himself a nice little push at the tail end of 2012, and even injected a bit of attitude within. Welcome to 2013, Kofi, where you once again no longer matter. Getting KO’ed by Big Show in a matter of a minute. As I mentioned before, they are going to be making the strong guys stronger in the next couple of months, but with people like 3MB around, why not feed them to Show? In the similar vein of Cena, I don’t care that Kofi lost, simply how he lost was good enough to piss me off. Two questions we need to be asked during any squash match like this; who is helping? (no one) and who is it hurting? (Kofi). If the answer to the first question is no one, the second will really only add insult to injury.
I’m no Kofi defender, but the reality is that Kofi is not the only one to suffer such a fate, as we saw all last year. It’s just a damned shame…
You Decide: Was Kofi’s sacrifice worth it?