Kofi Kingston and the Royal Rumble.
They just go together.
The WWE veteran has made a tradition out of doing spectacular spots to avoid being eliminated in the annual 30-man battle royal at the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view every January.
During a recent appearance on the After The Bell with Corey Graves podcast, The New Day member and one-half of the reigning NXT World Tag-Team Champions credited John Morrison for the spots.
“I always got to give credit to John Morrison because he was one who did it first when he got knocked off the apron and Spider Man’d down to the barricade and jumped in," Kingston stated. "Then everyone’s like, ‘Well, that was crazy. That was awesome.’ The next year, he wasn’t with the company anymore. So I was like, ‘Oh, let me go ahead.’ Every year, it’s been just an honor to do something that the people look forward to because I think that at the crux of our industry and being successful in our industry, you really are just trying to find a way to stand out.”
Check out the complete Kofi Kingston interview from the After The Bell with Corey Graves podcast by visiting Apple.com. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.