WWE superstar Kofi Kingston was a recent guest on the Wrestling Inc. Daily where the former world champion discussed his two most influential ladder matches. Highlights from the interview can be found below. (Transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)
His Money In The Bank ladder match at WrestleMania 25:
The Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania 25 I was still very new on the roster. I took it as a way to do some innovative things that haven’t been done before. I always say Edge & Christian, the Hardys and the Dudley Boys made that very difficult. They set the bar so high. I was able to do some things in that match that nobody had seen before. I think Mark Henry was holding a ladder and I ran up the ladder while he was holding it closed. I was able to jump through the ladder. A lot of other things. I was glad that I was able to make an impact. I think it was one of the first times I came through the curtain and everyone at gorilla was clapping for the job we did. We put together a really good story. I think Punk won that year. That was a big moment for the crowd. Everyone wanted him to be the guy.
His recent triple-threat ladder match at WrestleMania 36:
The last ladder match I had was unique and the complete opposite in that we didn’t have the crowd there. It was a triple threat ladder match with me, Jimmy Uso and John Morrison at WrestleMania in this bizarre situation where there is no crowd. At the same time, the energy still felt it was special. You know when you’re doing something well and everything is going great. That this is something special. I felt that a lot when we were having that triple threat ladder match. Even though there was no crowd, it was a different energy of wanting to put out the best match possible and wanting to steal the show, wanting to have the match people talked about the most. Those are the ones that stand out, specifically where you had to go out and be innovative in a different way.
Full episode below.