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!