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!
Jason Powell and Jake Barnett co-host the Dot Net Weekly and Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast combo show and discuss Raw Underground and other WWE concepts, The Rock's group buying the XFL, the Marty Jannetty story, AEW Dynamite and NXT TV, and more...