Kofimania was well and truly one of the stories in WWE this century in 2019, one that led Kofi Kingston all the way to a long-overdue world title win at WrestleMania 35. However, how his reign panned out was disappointing, bookmarked by his run as champ ending at the hands of Brock Lesnar that stings fans and his colleagues to this day.
One person present in WWE during that time was Dax Harwood, the former Scott Dawson of The Revival, who discussed Kofi losing the WWE title to Brock Lesnar in 2019 on the latest episode of the FTR with Dax Harwood podcast:
“I was very, very upset. I remember that I texted Kofi. Actually, it was a group text with the three of them, The New Day, and myself and Dan. I apologized to him and said, ‘I’m so sorry this happened to you, man. We’re so upset.
I can’t believe this is for real’, not because of obviously anything with Brock, but how much he had worked and how hard he had worked to get to this point. Dude, especially when we were working with him, with Randy, I saw him outside of Vince’s office or go into Vince’s office every single week to try to make things better, to try to make his championship run better. He worked so hard to be a great champion.
I think a lot of people, you know, maybe they think ‘Oh, man, his championship run wasn’t successful’ because, you know, whatever. It wasn’t for lack of trying because I saw him every week, man, try his damnedest to make something of nothing and it broke all of our hearts, you know, the whole locker room.
It broke all of our hearts that that’s where the championship was being taken because, not anything to do with Brock, but because Kofi had worked so hard, and seeing someone work so hard for so long, to get this opportunity taken away from him.”
Many still hope that WWE under Triple H rights that wrong by giving Kingston another run with a world title, but knowing how things work, they should not keep high expectations.