Former Star Claims WWE Locker Room Was “Very Upset” Over Brock Lesnar Squashing Kofi Kingston in 2019

Yasser Ayaz
|Published 22/01/2023

Kofi Kingston has been working in WWE and winning hearts for the last fourteen years. Other than his 12-tag team title reigns, the New Day member has also won the WWE championship once. In fact, the road to WrestleMania 35 saw fans starting the “KofiMania” movement, which led to him defeating Daniel Bryan for the WWE title. However, on SmackDown’s debut episode on Fox, Kofi Kingston lost his championship to Brock Lesnar in a squash match. Recently, former WWE superstar Dax Harwood has shared how the locker room took that loss.

Speaking on the recent episode of his FTR with Dax Harwood podcast, Harwood reflected on his time in WWE. The former Revival member went down memory lane and recalled his 2019 storyline alongside Randy Orton. He also shed light on how the WWE locker room saw Brock Lesnar squashing Kofi Kingston in 2019.

Dax Warwood said he among others was upset over Brock Lesnar defeating Kofi Kingston 

On the show, the former WWE star confessed he was “very, very upset” when Kofi Kingston was squashed by Brock Lesnar in 2019. Dax Harwood claimed he, his partner Cash Wheeler, and members of New Day sent a group text to Kofi. All of them were shocked and felt sorry for their fellow superstar losing in that manner.

“I [Dax Harwood] was very, very upset. I remember that I texted Kofi [Kingston]. Actually, it was a group text with The New Day and myself and Dan [Cash Wheeler]. I apologized to him and I said, ‘I’m so sorry this happened to you, man. We’re so upset,” Harwood said.

The current AEW superstar also clarified that all of their feelings had nothing to do with Brock Lesnar. They felt bad because they had seen Kofi working hard to reach that point. In fact, Dax Harwood claimed the New Day member used to visit Mr. McMahon’s office every week to make his reign better.

Dax Harwood further went on to criticize those who feel Kofi Kingston’s championship reign was unsuccessful. He claimed all the WWE locker room saw his hard work and were heartbroken when he lost. Moreover, Brock Lesnar squashing Kofi Kingston made them worry about what would happen to them.

The New Day member recently became a Triple Crown Tag Team Champion in WWE

Kofi Kingston’s WWE championship run may not have been that fruitful, but he has been magnificent in the tag team division. In his 15 years with the company so far, he has won 15 tag team titles. In fact, last month, when New Day won the NXT tag titles, they marked themselves into history books. They became the third triple crown tag team in WWE history.

Nevertheless, Kofi Kingston and his acrobatics at Royal Rumble are something that nobody can forget. With the pay-per-view around the corner, it will be interesting to see what he will do this year.

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Yasser Ayaz

Yasser Ayaz

Yasser Ayaz is a WWE author at The Sports Rush. With more than 500 articles published, Yasser has been a part of The Sports Rush team for more than 6 months. Mixing passion with his profession, he aims to bring the world of wrestling to your screens in a unique yet simple manner. A lifelong fan of icons like John Cena, Randy Orton, and Jeff Hardy, Yasser has been following WWE since 2004. Other than wrestling, he also loves to play and watch cricket and sometimes enjoys binge-watching a Crime Thriller series.

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