Former WWE Champion Kofi Kingston answered NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes’ challenge after SmackDown this week.
Carmelo Hayes has been making waves in NXT 2.0 since his debut. The former Beyond Wrestling Star recently defeated veteran Roderick Strong to end his cruiserweight title run.
The North American Champion invited Kingston to NXT after the latter’s match on SmackDown this week.
The Hand of the King was quick to respond when he challenged Hayes to appear on the blue mark.
“Bruh… Just get your ass on Smackdown! It’s fight season after all…” Kofi tweeted.
You can review the uncensored tweet here.
Kofi Kingston will be part of WWE Royal Rumble this year
This week on SmackDown, Kofi Kingston stepped into the ring to read a royal proclamation from King Woods. He stated that although the latter is out due to injury, there can be no Royal Rumble without the presence of royalty. Therefore, The Hand of the King, Sir Kofi, will enter the battle royale.
The former WWE Champion was soon interrupted by the duo of Moss and Happy Corbin, leading to a match between the former and Kingston. Madcap countered his opponent’s SOS and hit the Punchline for the win.
Highflyer has been one of the highlights of Royal Rumbles for the past decade. Although he hasn’t won the match, Kofi has become synonymous with the event as he finds various ways to hold his own in the battle royale.
Kofi was a part of 12 consecutive Royal Rumble matches from 2009 to 2020. However, the tag team champion was unable to compete at the prestigious event last year due to injury.
But the three-time WWE United States Champion is back this year and he seems determined to start the year off on a high note. Could the Royal Rumble give him a chance to claim championship gold? We’ll meet soon.
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