Ghanaian-born Kofi Kingston on Sunday, April 7, 2019 became the latest world champion of wrestling franchise, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and YEN.com.gh looks to tell the story of his journey in photos.
They say photos tell a thousand words and in the case of the new World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) world champion Kofi Kingston, the photos of how he came this far should tell a million more about the Ghanaian born star.
Following his win on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at WrestleMania 35, Kingston not only reached a career milestone but made WWE history as well by becoming the first wrestler of African descent to win the title.
Before going on to beat Daniel Bryan on that fateful night, Kingston hit another WWE record that made him surpass some of wrestling's more illustrious names.
Kingston went 954 days as a WWE Tag Team champion, beating the likes of Billy Gunn and Mr Fuji.
People began questioning his right to have a title fight. There were several doubts among wrestling fanatics.
Kingston himself posted on Instagram on March 4, 2019, a photo daring people to describe what losing to Kevin Owens would be like.
On March 20, 2019, Kingston posted a photo asking his fans what they made of him losing a fight on Smack Down Live. One respondent, @pity.mendoza, wrote "Screwed again. Vince (McMahon) is just racist".
Then came the Gauntlet Match later in March of 2019. Kingston was up against a united team of Randy Orton, Samoa Joe, Sheamus and Rowan. The Ghanaian prevailed successfully, wetting up his belt fight with Bryan.
On the fateful night of April 7, 2019, many neutrals were behind Kingston.
Among the coalition of his supporters were those who wanted to see a man of colour win the WWE world title apart from the likes Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Booker T.
Kignston would certainly be overjoyed but there will be many more celebrating with him in Ghana. After a little over 24 hours since YEN.com.gh reported of Kingston's triumph, the story has been shared over a thousand times on Facebook.
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