Kofi Kingston and the Royal Rumble.
They just go together.
Each January at the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view, WWE has made it a tradition to have veteran sights set on avoiding elimination in the annual 30-man battle royal.
During a recent appearance on the After the Bell with Corey Graves podcast, John Morrison, a member of The New Day and one half of the current NXT World Tag-Team Champions, was credited for the spot.
“I can always give credit to John Morrison because he was the first to do it when he got knocked off the apron and Spider-Man jumped down to the barricade,” Kingston said. That was crazy. That was amazing.’ The following year, he was no longer with the company. So I was like, ‘Oh, let me go ahead.’ Every year, it’s an honor to do something that people look forward to because I think that’s at the core of our industry and to be successful in our industry, you really try to find ways to stand out.”