His co-star in the action comedy Kumail Nanjiani, also cheered him on from the audience at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.
Sensing he had Bryan ripe for the picking, Kingston hit rhe Trouble in Paradise for the 1-2-3 to become the first African-born wrestler to win the WWE championship with the crowd erupting in approval.
All of this could change on Sunday night when Kofi Kingston steps into the ring to battle Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania.
If you're looking to know who's to blame here, the fingers are pointing in every direction. It just feels surreal. "I feel like I'm in a dream, and I don't want to wake up".
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It was well-known to some fans that the show would run at least until midnight and probably later because we reported that the WWE Network schedule listed the show running until 12:30 am.
After graduating from Boston College, Sarkodie-Mensah chose to pursue a professional wrestling career.
It was a great moment as well, with Kofi Kingston getting a new title belt with his name on it. Kingston defeated Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35 for the championship, which he shared in the ring afterward with his sons and his New Day teammates, Xavier Woods and Big E.
Over 11 years after making his debut in WWE, Kofi Kingston is now a world champion. With the exception of a few months spent as a heel (villainous character) in 2015 with The New Day, Kingston has been a babyface (heroic character) for nearly the entirety of his WWE career.