By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Kofi Kingston marks today as the tenth anniversary of becoming a WWE wrestler. “I was just a skinny kid from a small town with aspirations of becoming a pro wrestler,” Kingston wrote in an Instgram post. “On January 22 of 2008 in Charlottesville, Virginia, I officially became a WWE superstar. I didn’t know where it would lead, but I knew that it was the most important step toward accomplishing my childhood dream.
“I’ve seen many people come and go. I’ve even seen a few come back! I’ve made many close friends along the way. Some who’ve been alongside me from the beginning as our careers progressed together. Some who were very close, but through circumstance I have regrettably fallen out of their favor. I’ve made close friends with many who weren’t as fortunate to make it to the grand stage, but I’ve also had the joy of watching other grind relentlessly on their journeys for years and finally get their opportunity to shine.” Read his full post at Instagram.com.
Powell’s POV: Kingston has actually been in the WWE system since 2006, but he debuted on the WWE/ECW roster with a squash match win on January 22, 2008 over David Owen. It’s definitely worth reading the full Instagram post. Congratulations to Kofi on the ten-year milestone.
NEW: Help support Prowrestling.net when you shop Amazon by starting your online Amazon shopping at Prowrestling.net/amazon. You are not charged extra, but we receive a small and very helpful commission on everything you purchase. Thanks for thinking of us every time you shop at Amazon.