Koffi Kingston, a wrestler of Ghanaian-American descent, rewrote WWE history at Wrestlemania 35 last Sunday. Wrestlemania, the biggest calendar event of the WWE held at the MetLife Stadium located in New Jersey.
He squared off against titleholder, Daniel Bryan in what could be termed a highly entertaining and feisty encounter. Kingston finished off his opponent with his signature “Trouble in Paradise” move to win the championship bout.
This victory makes the 37-year-old Ghana-born wrestler the first native African and the second black man to win the WWE Championship. His New Day teammates and two sons joined him to celebrate the big victory at the ringside.
His historic victory was celebrated by fellow Ghanaians on social media. Check out their reactions in the following tweets:
Congrats Kofi Sarkodie Mensah @thetruekofi for winning the #WWE Title! #KofiKingston #Kofimania #Ghana #Africa ???? ???? pic.twitter.com/bWU79eTj5r
— Kofi Kinaata (@KinaataGh) April 8, 2019
So as everybro dey post, make I post some err. Congratulations Kofi Kingston for your call up to the Black Stars of Ghana. pic.twitter.com/lTr0WIkCor
— Kumasi Jamie Foxx ?? (@xtra_ordinaire) April 8, 2019
You have made Ghana proud man.?? WWE Champion. Kofi Kingston #Wrestlemania pic.twitter.com/GkxQUByo4q
— Kwabena • ?? (@KobbiTwist) April 8, 2019
?Proud Ghana moment ??????
Kofi Kingston has become the first African-American WWE Champion after defeating Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35.
Keep soaring, Kofi ? pic.twitter.com/2o9OFxdWET
— #TV3GH (@tv3_ghana) April 8, 2019
?Smackdown Tag Team Champion
Bow down to the first Ghanaian?? and African to win the WWE #Wrestlemania Grand slam.
Thank you for doing us all proud Kofi Kingston?? pic.twitter.com/ChbwIHJqRW
— Nat Tetteh?? (@NatTetteh_NDC) April 8, 2019
My auntie actually stayed up just to watch Kofi Kingston become the first African WWE Champion! Ghana ?? @TrueKofi ? pic.twitter.com/6ruvnxeXLV
— Malik Ofori (@malikofori) April 8, 2019