Kofi Kingston



Height: 6'1"

Weight: 200 lbs

Real Name: Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah

DOB: 8/14/1981

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Billed From: Ghana, Africa; Kingston, Jamaica

Other Names: "The Angry Jamaican", Kofi Nahaje Kingston(NECW/Chaotic Wrestling), Kofi Kingston(WWE)

Wrestler Since: 2005

Finishing Maneuver: Trouble In Paradise/Jamaican Buzzsaw Kick/Cool Runnings, Boom Drop, SOS

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #29(2011), #26(2010), #35(2009), #76(2008)

Other Related Websites:
Air Boom - Rollercoaster Bio
Kofi Kingston - Cagematch Bio
Kofi Kingston - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Kofi Kingston - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (28 - 28, 1 NC)
- FCW Wrestling For Whiskers (September 25, '07) = Kofi Kingston, Robert Anthony, & Johnny Curtis defeated Rycklon Stephens, Steve Taylor, & the Giant Titan.
- WWE Wrestlemania 24 (March 30, '08) = In a dark match, Kingston competed in an "ECW World Title #1 Contenders Battle Royal", which was won by Kane.
- WWE Night of Champions '08 (June 29) = Kingston won the WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Title, beating Chris Jericho.
- WWE Summerslam '08 (August 17) = Kingston & Mickie James lost the WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Title and the WWE Women's World Title, respectively, losing a "Winner Takes All" Match to Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix.
- WWE Survivor Series '08 (November 23) = Team Batista (Kingston, Batista, Matt Hardy, CM Punk, & R-Truth) lost an "Elimination" Match to Team Orton (Rhodes, Shelton Benjamin, Mark Henry, Randy Orton, & William Regal).
- WWE Intercontinental Title #1 Contenders Tournament (November/December '08) = Kingston won, via DQ, over Kane, then lost to Rey Mysterio. CM Punk won the tournament.
- WWE Royal Rumble '09 (January 25) = Kingston competed in the "Royal Rumble" Match, which was won by Randy Orton.
- WWE No Way Out '09 (February 15) = Kingston was scheduled to participate in the "World Title Elimination Chamber" Match, but was taken out by Edge beforehand.
- WWE Wrestlemania XXV (April 5, '09) = Kingston competed in the "Money In The Bank Ladder" Match, which was won by CM Punk.
- WWE Backlash '09 (April 26) = In a dark match, Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler.
- WWE Extreme Rules '09 (June 7) = Kingston retained the WWE United States Heavyweight Title, winning a "Fatal Fourway" Match over Matt Hardy, MVP, and William Regal.
- WWE Night of Champions '09 (July 26) = Kingston stayed the WWE United States Heavyweight Champion, winning a "Six Way" Match over Carlito, Primo Colon, The Miz, MVP, and Jack Swagger.
- WWE Breaking Point '09 (September 13) = Kingston kept the WWE United States Heavyweight Title, pinning the Miz.
- WWE Hell In A Cell '09 (October 4) = Kingston defended the WWE United States Heavyweight Championship, winning a "Triple Threat" Match over Jack Swagger and The Miz.
- WWE Bragging Rights '09 (October 25) = Team Raw (Kingston, The Big Show, Mark Henry, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, & D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) lost to Team Smackdown (Chris Jericho, Kane, Finlay, Matt Hardy, R-Truth, & the Hart Dynasty).
- WWE Survivor Series '09 (November 22) = Kingston, Christian, Mark Henry, MVP, & R-Truth won an "Elimination" Match over Legacy (Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, & Cody Rhodes), CM Punk, & William Regal.
- WWE TLC '09 (December 13) = Kingston fell to Randy Orton.
- WWE Royal Rumble '10 (January 31) = Kingston competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Edge.
- WWE Elimination Chamber '10 (February 21) = Kingston competed in the "WWE Title Elimination Chamber" Match, which was won by John Cena. Ted DiBiase, Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Triple H were the other participants.
- WWE Wrestlemania XXVI (March 28, '10) = Kingston competed in the "Money In The Bank Ladder" Match, which was won by Jack Swagger.
- WWE Extreme Rules '10 (April 25) = In a dark match, Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler.
- WWE Over The Limit '10 (May 23) = Kingston won the WWE Intercontinental Title, beating Drew McIntyre.
- WWE Fatal Four Way '10 (June 20) = Kingston retained the WWE Intercontinental Title, taking down Drew McIntyre.
- WWE Money In The Bank '10 (July 18) = Kingston competed in a "Money In The Bank Ladder" Match, which was won by Kane. The Big Show, Christian, Matt Hardy, Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, and Dolph Ziggler were the other participants.
- WWE Summerslam '10 (August 15) = Kingston fought to a No-Contest with the WWE Intercontinental Champion, Dolph Ziggler.
- WWE Night of Champions '10 (September 18) = Kingston lost to the WWE Intercontinental Champ, Dolph Ziggler. The title would have changed hands on a countout or disqualification.
- WWE Hell In A Cell '10 (October 3) = In a dark match, Kingston, Goldust, & R-Truth defeated Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, & Dolph Ziggler.
- WWE Bragging Rights '10 (October 24) = Team Smackdown (Kingston, The Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, Edge, Rey Mysterio, Tyler Reks, & Jack Swagger) won a "Bragging Rights Elimination" Match over Team Raw (The Miz, Ezekiel Jackson, Santino Marella, John Morrison, CM Punk, R-Truth, & Sheamus).
- WWE Survivor Series '10 (November 21) = Team Mysterio (Kingston, The Big Show, Rey Mysterio, Chris Masters, & MVP) won an "Elimination" Match over Team Del Rio (Alberto Del Rio, Drew McIntyre, Tyler Reks, Cody Rhodes, & Jack Swagger).
- WWE King of the Ring '10 Tournament (November) = Kingston took down Jack Swagger, then lost to the eventual winner of the tournament, Sheamus.
- WWE Tables, Ladders, & Chairs '10 (December 19) = Kingston lost a "Three-Way Ladder" Match to the WWE Intercontinental Champion, Dolph Ziggler. Jack Swagger was the other participant.
- WWE Royal Rumble '11 (January 30) = Kingston competed in the Royal Rumble match, which was won by Alberto Del Rio.
- WWE Elimination Chamber '11 (February 20) = Kingston fell to Alberto Del Rio.
- WWE WrestleMania XXVII (April 3, '11) = Kingston, Santino Marella, The Big Show, & Kane defeated The Corre (Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Ezekiel Jackson, & Heath Slater).
- WWE Extreme Rules '11 (May 1) = Kingston won the WWE United States Title, winning a "Tables" Match over Sheamus.
- WWE Capital Punishment '11 (June 19) = Kingston lost the WWE United States Title to Dolph Ziggler.
- WWE Money In The Bank '11 (July 17) = Kingston lost a "Money In The Bank Ladder" Match to Alberto Del Rio. Evan Bourne, Rey Mysterio, Alex Riley, Jack Swagger, R-Truth, and The Miz.
- WWE Summerslam '11 (August 14) = Kingston, John Morrison, & Rey Mysterio took down Alberto Del Rio, R-Truth, & The Miz.
- WWE Night of Champions '11 (September 18) = Air Boom (Kingston & Evan Bourne) retained the WWE Tag-Team Titles, winning, via DQ, over Awesome Truth.
- WWE Hell In A Cell '11 (October 2) = Air Boom stayed the WWE Tag-Team Champions, defeating Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler.
- WWE Vengeance '11 (October 23) = Air Boom kept the WWE Tag-Team straps, again beating Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler.
- WWE Survivor Series '11 (November 13) = Team Orton (Kingston, Randy Orton, Sin Cara, Mason Ryan, & Sheamus) lost an "Elimination" Match to Team Barrett (Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, & Hunico).
- WWE Tables, Ladders, & Chairs '11 (December 18) = Air Boom retained the WWE Tag-Team Titles, beating Primo & Epico.
- WWE Royal Rumble '12 (January 29) = Kingston competed in the "Royal Rumble" Match, which was won by Sheamus.
- WWE Elimination Chamber '12 (February 19) = Kingston lost an "Elimination Chamber" Match to the WWE Champion, CM Punk. Chris Jericho, The Miz, R-Truth, and Dolph Ziggler were the other participants.
- WWE WrestleMania XXVIII (April 1, '12) = Team Teddy (Kingston, Santino Marella, Booker T, Zack Ryder, R-Truth, & The Great Khali) lost to Team Johnny (David Otunga, Mark Henry, Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, & The Miz). Due to the loss, Teddy Long lost his Smackdown general manager position to John Laurinaitis.
- WWE Over The Limit '12 (May 21) = Kingston & R-Truth stayed the WWE Tag-Team Champions, defeating Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler.
- WWE Money In The Bank '12 (July 15) = In a pre-show match, Kingston & R-Truth defeated Camacho & Hunico.
- WWE Summerslam '12 (August 19) = Kingston & R-Truth retained the WWE Tag-Team Titles, beating Titus O'Neil & Darren Young.
- WWE Night of Champions '12 (September 16) = Kingston & R-Truth lost the WWE Tag-Team Titles to Daniel Bryan & Kane.
- WWE Tag-Team Titles #1 Contenders Tournament (September/October '12) = Kingston & R-Truth fell in the first round to the Prime Time Players. Team Rhodes Scholars won the tournament.
- WWE Hell In A Cell '12 (October 28) = Kingston stayed the WWE Intercontinental Title, beating The Miz.
- WWE Survivor Series '12 (November 18) = Kingston, Randy Orton, The Miz, & Team Hell No lost an "Elimination" Match to Wade Barrett, Alberto Del Rio, David Otunga, Damien Sandow, & Dolph Ziggler.
- WWE TLC '12 (December 16) = Kingston kept the WWE Intercontinental Title, winning over Wade Barrett.
- WWE Royal Rumble '13 (January 27) = Kingston competed in the Royal Rumble Match, which was won by John Cena.
- WWE Elimination Chamber '13 (February 17) = Kingston fell to Dolph Ziggler.

Title Summary:
- WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion (6/29/2008 - 8/17/2008)
- (WWE Raw) World Tag-Team Champion w/ CM Punk (10/27/2008 - 12/13/2008)
- WWE United States Heavyweight Champion (6/01/2009 - 10/05/2009)
- WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion(2) (5/23/2010 - 7/28/2010)
- WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion(3) (1/04/2011 - 3/22/2011)
- WWE United States Heavyweight Champion(2) (5/01/2011 - 6/19/2011)
- WWE Tag-Team Champion w/ Evan Bourne (8/22/2011 - 1/15/2012)
- WWE Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ R-Truth (4/30/2012 - 9/16/2012)
- WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion(4) (10/16/2012 - 12/29/2012)
- WWE United States Heavyweight Champion(3) (4/15/2013 - Current)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 1 2nd RU, 1 3rd RU)
- 2008 Most Improved Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 2011 Tag-Team of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Air Boom)