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WWE champion Kofi Kingston on breaking racial barriers, 'SmackDown' moving to FOX and NXT as a third brand

Added 09-13-19 11:20:03am EST - “For over a decade, WWE Champion Kofi Kingston has captivated wrestling fans all around the world with his exciting blend of athletics and infectious charisma. The happy-go-lucky Ghanaian recently made history as becoming the first-ever…” - Foxnews.com

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WWE champion Kofi Kingston discusses becoming WWE's first African-born champion, balancing fatherhood and wrestling stardom, 'SmackDown's' move to FOX and if NXT's move to cable TV will put them on the same playing field with 'RAW.'

For over a decade, WWE Champion Kofi Kingston has captivated wrestling fans all around the world with his exciting blend of athletics and infectious charisma. The happy-go-lucky Ghanaian recently made history by becoming the WWE’s first-ever African-born WWE Champion.

In the company’s 50-plus-year history, only one other man has had a similar story — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is half-Samoan and half-black. Nonetheless, WWE had never seen a dark-skinned, full-blooded African WWE Champion until this year.

In April 2019, Kofi Kingston made headlines by defeating then-WWE Champion Daniel Bryan in a 23-minute all-out war at WrestleMania 35 for the biggest prize in all of sports entertainment.

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