Published On: Sun, Jun 23rd, 2019

Kofi Kingston makes bizarre Shawn Michaels comment ahead of WWE Stomping Grounds match | WWE | Sport

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Kingston will take on Ziggler in a Steel Cage Match at Stomping Grounds tonight at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington in a rematch after retaining his title against him at WWE Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia.

The New Day member and The Showoff joined the WWE main roster in 2007 and 2004 respectively and worked their way to the top from the mid-card, where they fought over the Intercontinental and US Championship, to today’s main event.

The Dreadlocked Dynamo compared their rivalry to that between WWE Hall of Famers Hart and Michaels as they too started from the bottom before making it to the top.

Kingston isn’t putting himself and Ziggler on the same spot as those two wrestling heroes but believes they were both quite underrated before climbing up the ladder just like The Heartbreak Kid and The Hitman were.

Michaels and Hart started out in WWE during the late 1980s when the promotion was dominated by powerful heavyweights like Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage and more before the company decided to switch the product’s direction and focus on athletic performers.

The WWE Champion feels like their journey is similar, however his rivalry with Ziggler has long ways to go before it reaches the legendary status of Michaels and Hart’s feud which is considered as one of the greatest storylines in the history of professional wrestling.

Kingston told GameSpot: “Back in the day, you had Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart going at it for the Intercontinental Championship, and then years, later they were doing the same thing for the WWE title as well.

“Not to put ourselves on the same level as those legends, but that’s really the way I like to think about it is, we were guys who were underrated, undersized, underappreciated, underused, undervalued, and somehow, someway we’ve been able to stay at it and for the past decade, and still be at the top of the game.

“It’s a story that’s a lot deeper than just the physical steel cage match.

“It’s the whole journey that we’ve been through over the past decade of trying to get to this point, and now we can finally do it in the steel cage at Stomping Grounds, it’s going to be awesome.

“It’s going to be a war between us, but from a performer’s perspective I can’t wait, I can’t wait.

“I feel like we bring out the best in each other, and the real winners are going to be the fans that get to witness us go at it toe-to-toe, so I’m pretty excited about it.”

Kington completed one of the greatest underdog stories in WWE history when he won the most esteemed prize in professional wrestling at WrestleMania 35.

Ziggler claims he deserved that spot more than his rival and is now hellbent to knock him off the top of the mountain at Stomping Grounds.

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