Kofi Kingston hopes to face Mustafa Ali at WrestleMania 37 before then WWE the bosses planned a ‘perfect’ match.
The history of the stars goes back to 2019, when an injury to Ali knocked him out of the WWE Championship picture. pave the way for KofiMania as the New Year veteran won his first – and only so far – world title after an 11-year wait.
Mustafa addresses their past in early 2021 when – as then-leader of RETRIBUTION – he called out Kofi for stealing his moment and it looked like WWE could bring the real-life issues into their on-screen plot.
That didn’t happen, however, and later that summer, Kofi admitted that he thought they had something special just waiting to be tapped, which may not come true because Ali has now requested that he be released from the company.
Kingston exclusively with Metro.co.uk: ‘It’s perfect! It’s already written, you don’t even have to be creative to write anything else, it’s perfect! But alas, that’s not the direction the “office”, I guess, wants to go in.
‘That’s just the way it goes! Maybe down the line, we will get a change to review that opportunity. ‘
Kingston spoke a few months after WrestleMania 37, which instead saw him and Xavier Woods lost Raw Tag group championship to AJ Styles and Omos, while Ali is not on the card at all.
‘I was told a few things, and we started working on the things we were told, and then suddenly it wasn’t those things. But that’s really kind of the standard fare for us,’ he admitted.
‘It’s really disappointing, man, because I think he’s so amazing in the ring and such an innovator.
‘He finds ways to do the tiniest things in a different way, but he puts his own spin on it. He has a great mind for the business and a great storytelling mind. ‘
He praised how Ali will use his initiative to create his own video packages to enhance his personality on the social network, especially popular in his RETRIBUTION run.
“He wasn’t asked to do it, it was just that he was taking advantage or trying to make the most of what was given to him,” he added.
‘I enjoyed getting in there and mingling with him. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do so, but again things change, and that is the nature of the monster.
‘Not to say I’m not upset about it, but I’m really not surprised they’ve changed.’
Ali also talked to us about the upcoming match last year, and admitted that he was baffled that the feud wasn’t meaningfully explored on screen.
“The story was presented and I really think that’s the direction we’re likely to go in this year’s WrestleMania,” he said. exclusively with Metro.co.uk at that time.
‘For me, it’s the story you don’t have to write. That whole story can be presented in a 60-second video package. And everyone is [clicks fingers] “OH!” ‘
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