Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah, better known by his ring as “Kofi Kingston,” is one of Africa’s most successful wrestlers. Kingston is presently a member of the SmackDown brand for World Wrestling Entertainment.
Because of his small physical appearance, Kofi is more of a high-flying and athletic wrestler. After a 14-year WWE career, he was ultimately able to win the WWE Championship in 2019, which was one of the most significant triumphs in the company’s history.
Quick Facts About Kofi Kingston
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|Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah
|Date of Birth
|August 14, 1981
|Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
|6 Feet (183 cm)
|96 Kg (212 pounds)
|Chest 43 inches
Waist 30 inches
Biceps 15 inches
|Facebook: 3.8 Million Followers
Instagram: 1 Million Followers
Twitter: 2.2 Million Followers
Early Life of Kofi Kingston
On August 14, 1981, in Kumasi, Ashanti, this African wrestler and former WWE Champion was born. Kwame and Nana Akua are his siblings. He is the son of Kwasi and Elizabeth Sarkodie-Mensah.
Kofi Mensah graduated from Winchester High School in the Boston region when his family relocated to the United States.
Kofi Kingston Age and Body Measurements
Kofi Kingston, the high-flying tiny sensation, is now 38 years old and still working as a professional wrestler. Kingston stands at exactly 6 feet tall and weighs 96 kilograms, or 212 pounds.
With a chest measurement of 43 inches, a waist measurement of 30 inches, and biceps measuring 15 inches, this wrestler has a slender athletic frame. His eyes are entirely black, and his hair is also black.
Kofi Kingston Professional Wrestling Career
Independent Circuit (2005 – 2006)
In late 2005, Kingston began training for a professional wrestling career, and in 2006, he made his professional debut. His debut wrestling promotion was Chaotic Wrestling, where he lost the PWF Mayhem Heavyweight Championship to Evan Siks.
World Wrestling Entertainment
Kofi Kingston signed a developmental contract in September 2006 and was to Deep South Wrestling (DSW). Initially, his ring name was Kofi Nahaje Kingston and later was shortened to Kofi Kingston.
His first WWE main roster debut was against Charlie Haas in a dark match. After the new WWE promotion, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), he was then assigned there as a Kofi Kingston.
He is the first African to perform in a WWE promotion in history. Kingston’s debut on ECWwith a win against David Owen on January 22, 2008.
The Intercontinental Championship was Kofi’s first championship, which he won against Chris Jericho at the Night of Champions. With this victory, he became the first African wrestler to win a WWE championship title. On SummerSlam, he was defeated by Santino Marella for the title.
The World Tag Team Championship was later won by Kofi and CM Punk. They won the World Tag Team Championship in a championship match against Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase.
At a live event on December 13, this team lost their title to John Morrison and The Miz. Kingston was slated to fight for the World Heavyweight Championship title in an Elimination Chamber match on February 15, 2009.
Due to Edge’s ambush, he was replaced by Edge, who went on to win the World Heavyweight Championship. Kofi Kingston won a triple threat match to become the United States Championship’s top challenger. He won his first United States Championship title after fighting Montel Vontavious Porter.
The New Day
One of the best things that happened in Kofi Kingston’s career was the founding of New Day. Big E, Xavier Woods, and Kofi Kingston made up the three-man squad. On November 28, the team made their debut, defeating Curtis Axel, Heath Slater, and Titus O’Neil.
At Extreme Rules, Kofi Kingston and Big E defeated Tyson Kidd and Cesaro to win the WWE Tag Team Championship.
They even defended their belts against Kidd and Cesaro, The Ascension, Los Matadores, The Lucha Dragons, and The Prime Time in an Elimination Chamber match.
Achievements and Championship of Kofi Kingston
- Best moment of the year (2019) winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Best Tag Team of the Year of 2012 with R-Truth
- Best Tag Tea of the Year 2015 and 2016 with Big E and Xavier Woods
- Ranked No.4 in the PWI 500 in 2019
World Wrestling Entertainment
- One time WWE Championship
- Four times WWE Intercontinental Championship
- Three times the United States Championship
- Four times the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
- Four times the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
- One time World Tag Team Championship with CM Punk
- Match of the Year of 2019 vs. Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35
- Thirteenth Grand Slam Champion
- Thirteenth Triple Crown Champion
- WWE Intercontinental Championship Tournament
- WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament 2018
Since 2010, Kofi Kingston has been married to Kori Campfield. Khi and Orion are the couple’s two sons. He inscribed the Ghanaian Adinkra emblem on his spine as a Ghanaian.
He once stated that Dolph Ziggler was one of his favorite opponents with whom he had a good relationship.
Kofi Kingston Net Worth
Although with a poor beginning, Kofi, after his fantastic career in World Wrestling Entertainment, he is now the proud owner of $13 Million.