|By Joe Walker | January 27, 2013 | Comments|
Winning the Rumble for a second straight time could set the stage for Sheamus to attain a more flattering benchmark!
Weight: 212 lbs
From: Ghana, West Africa
Championships Reigns: Intercontinental Champion (x4); United States Champion (x2); WWE Tag Team Champion (x2 – 1 with R-Truth, 1 with Evan Bourne); World Tag Team Champion (with CM Punk)
Professional wrestling fans were hearing it well-before and ever since his debut on WWE television: Kofi Kingston is impressive. Cat-like agility and breathtaking leaping ability has made Kingston a mainstay in highlight packages. Do you recall how he staved off elimination from Royal Rumble 2012 by landing outside the ring on his hands, walking to the ring steps in full handstand? That image is sure to live on!
But what if he wins the Royal Rumble Match?
It is likely a large number of both fans and critics longing to witness Kofi compete for a major championship. Winning the Rumble would provide this opportunity. While his move set has not evolved much in recent memory, a lengthy match with an elite opponent could be just the creative challenge he needs to evolve.
Kingston challenging CM Punk (if he is still the reigning WWE champion) would set the stage for a compelling in-ring showcase! Kofi targeting someone like Del Rio, or Orton (there's lots of history there) or maybe even Ziggler for the World Heavyweight Championship could also be intriguing!
Past Royal Rumble Winners: Jim Duggan (1988), Big John Studd ('89), Hulk Hogan ('90, '91), Ric Flair ('92), Yokozuna ('93), Bret Hart/Lex Luger ('94), Shawn Michaels ('95, '96), Steve Austin ('97, '98), Mr. McMahon ('99), The Rock (2000), Steve Austin ('01), Triple H ('02), Brock Lesnar ('03), Chris Benoit ('04), Batista ('05), Rey Mysterio ('06), The Undertaker ('07), John Cena ('08), Randy Orton ('09), Edge ('10), Alberto Del Rio ('11), Sheamus ('12)
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