WWE Tag Champion Kofi Kingston spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News about the power that WWE performers have while delivering the anti-bullying message to children. “Being on TV and being a part of WWE when people see it on TV, they are just blown away by the spectacle of it all; the entertainment aspect, the characters,” said Kingston.
“Then, getting to see those characters in real life, it just blows the mind of a child away. Most people don’t get to meet the people they see on television. They listen. They listen very, very carefully to what we say. I can only imagine if Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat came to visit me. I would have remembered everything he had to say as a kid because I looked up to him so much. We’re just trying to pay it forward and do our part.” Read more at SportingNews.com.
Powell’s POV: WWE is delivering a more positive message to children these days, but I still wouldn’t trade it for the experience of having a young Shawn Michaels sign his name on Sherri Martel’s cleavage on the cover of my AWA program back in the day. Now that was an inspiring message!
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Brian Pillman Jr., who discusses his training, following his father's footsteps, his own career aspirations, being part of the Hart Foundation faction, his big match at the MLW Saturday Night SuperFight pay-per-view, working with Jushin Liger, touring the WWE Performance Center, and much more...