World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Heavyweight champion, Kofi Kingston, has arrived in Ghana to with his WWE title belt to meet the President, Nana Akuffo Addo.
The current WWE Champion says getting his hands on the title was the fulfillment of a dream he had always had since childhood.
The 37-year old Ghanaian-American wrestler defeated Daniel Bryan in April’s Wrestlemania 35 event to become the first African-American to pick up the sports entertainment’s most coveted crown.
The feat made headline news especially in Kingston’s home country of Ghana.
On a visit to the country which was put together by his family and DStv SuperSport, the entity with the exclusive TV rights to broadcast WWE events in Ghana, Kingston highlighted the importance of finally achieving the dream he had envisaged since his WWE debut in 2008.
“As far as my becoming WWE champion, this has been since I was a child, I debuted in 2008 and I never had a single title match for the WWE Championship until Wrestlemania.”
“I feel that if I had won the title back then, it would not have been as meaningful as it is now. Everyting happens for a reason and a lot of start had to align for that. I had to wait 11 years to become WWE Champion.”
He went on to speak on his state of mind ahead of the Wrestlemania event that eventually placed at the top of the sport.
“I was surprisingly very calm when I was heading into Wrestlemania. I have been doing this for a very long time and have been to several Wrestlemania events but they were never as big as Wrestlemania 35.
I believe that all those appearances prepared for the big one and they made me calm and ready to see how significant my victory was. I was really excited at the opportunity because not a lot of wrestlers have this chance to get single matches at Wrestlemania.”
Earlier on, Nana Aba Anamoah who had just reunited the duo Dancehall artistes in Ghana, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale hosted the WWE Champion, Kofi Kingston on her show, “State of Affairs”.
Below is a tweet from the State of Affairs show last night.
— #SHATTASTONE (@thenanaaba) May 30, 2019
Photos of current WWE Champion, Kofi Kingston as he arrived in Ghana.