After winning the PWI Tag Team of the Year title with R-Truth in 2012, he was listed as the 20th greatest wrestler in the PWI 500 in 2013. On September 11, 2010, he married actress and model Kori Campfield, with whom he has two boys. He and fellow wrestler and buddy CM Punk won the WWE Tag Team Championship. After losing the titles back to The Rock and Triple H at WrestleMania 31, they were stripped of them.
Kingston returned at Night of Champions 2016 during a six-man tag team match where he and Punk took on The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder). During the match, it was revealed that both men had been healed up from their injuries that night and the trio went on to defeat Kingston, Punk and Truth when The New Day came out to help them win.
He currently works for the company as a producer.
Kingston started out his career with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the name Prince Kwang Lee. He originally played off being Korean American but later on admitted that he was actually born in Ghana and moved to Korea when he was three years old. He debuted for WWE in April 2002 and quickly became one of the company's most popular wrestlers by portraying a tough guy who could also sing and dance.
During his time there, he held the World Tag Team Titles with Shawn Michaels twice, the European Title once, and the United States Title once.
After leaving the business sector, he attended Boston College and trained at the Ohio Valley Wrestling School. After winning the PWI Tag Team of the Year title with R-Truth in 2012, PWI recognized him as the 20th greatest wrestler in the PWI 500 in 2013.
He is currently a coach at Boston University where he also works with some of his former clients.
In addition to his work with WWE, King Kong Bundy has held several other prominent championships in his career including the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship, and the CZW World Heavyweight Championship. He has also won the PWF World Heavyweight Championship and the IWF World Heavyweight Championship.
Kingston was born on January 4th, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York but grew up in Ghana before moving to Canada at a young age. He started his professional wrestling career in 1999 after training at the same school as David Hart Smith and Dan Severn. In 2000, he joined Montreal's International Wrestling promotion and two years later, he moved to England where he worked for various companies including Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling, TNA, and WWE.
He is best known for being one half of the first ever PWI 500 tag team of the year along with R-Truth. The pair were honored by PWI in 2013 as one of the top tag teams of the year.
Kofi married Kori in 2010, and they have two children. Kofi is well-known in WWE for his high-flying skills. Born in Ghana, he is the current WWE Champion and competes on SmackDown. Before joining WWE, he worked as a bodyguard and had a brief career as a professional wrestler himself.
He met Kori at the University of New Hampshire, where they were both students. They got married on October 23, 2010, at the First Unitarian Church in Manchester, New Hampshire.
In addition to wrestling, Kofi also works as an ambassador for various charities such as UNICEF and World Vision. He has been nominated for several awards including Best Wrestling Moment and Best Wrestling Storyline.
Here are other famous people with same first name: Korean American actor Kim Jung-gil (1940-2019) who appeared in many TV shows including Hawaii Five-O, Kojak, and The Streets of San Francisco; British singer-songwriter James King (James Anthony Paul McCartney); Canadian musician James "Jim" King (James William Stewart); American basketball player James "JJ" Jamerson (1944-1999).
Kofi Kingston has been married to actress Kori Campfield since 2010. Kwasi Sarkodie-father Mensah's worked at a university. Kofi attended the Ohio Valley Wrestling School after graduating from Boston College. He later on joined the WWE developmental program known as NXT where he became the number one contender for the NXT Tag Team Championship.
Kingston was released by WWE in 2011 but returned in 2015. He currently works as a color analyst for WWE on their UK website.
Kingdom is also a board game developed by indie studio Lederhaus Entertainment. It was published by Kobold Press and was released in 2017. The game focuses on Kingstons' wrestling career before he joined WWE.
He is the father of two children with his wife Campfield: a son named Kenshire and a daughter named Kaia. They live in Louisville, Kentucky.
When looking over his whole career, no one has a title CV quite like Kofi Kingston. Kofi is a four-time Intercontinental Champion, however none of his reigns have been very successful, with his third reign being his least successful. On the January 7th, 2011 edition of SmackDown, Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title. This made him only the second wrestler in history (the first being Shawn Michaels) to win the title on both WWE brands.
Kingston's fourth title reign began at WrestleMania 31 when he defeated The Rock to become the undisputed number one contender.
He is also a two time Tag Team Champion, having held the titles with Daniel Bryan and The New Day. Both teams are currently active tags within WWE.
Kingston's final championship run was at E3 2017 when he lost the Universal Championship to Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. He returned at No Mercy where he defeated Lesnar for his fifth Intercontinental Championship.
This makes Kofi Kingston the only person to win the Intercontinental Championship on four different occasions. He is also the only person to win the title on both Raw and SmackDown.
Kingston's career high mark of success came during his time in TNA Wrestling where he was named the World Heavyweight Champion twice. He also had three separate runs with the TNA World Tag Team Championships.
Kofi was "marketed" as a Jamaican for around 7 years. When Ghana advanced to the FIFA World Cup in 2014, WWE wasted no time in bragging about his Ghanaian roots.
Kingston has won 14 WWE tag team championships in total. Kingston won the WWE Championship in April 2019 when he defeated Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35, giving him a total of 22 WWE crowns.
With the exception of a few months as a villain with The New Day in 2015, Kingston has been a heroic figure for virtually his entire WWE career. Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah was born on August 14, 1981, in Kumasi, Ashanti, to Kwasi and Elizabeth Sarkodie-Mensah. He has a brother named Kwame and a sister named Nana Akua.
At WrestleMania 35, Kofi Kingston pinned Daniel Bryan to become the first African-born wrestler to win the WWE championship. Kingston held the championship for six months until losing it to Brock Lesnar, much to the chagrin of many WWE fans. However, after a year off, Kingston returned at Night of Champions 2019 and won his second championship.
Kingston's victory was a result of new rules being implemented by WWE that allowed any champion who had not yet competed in a match or been counted out to be given a title shot. Prior to this, only those individuals who had not already faced opposition from another member of the roster were given such opportunities.
This special rule was created because previous champion Brock Lesnar had declined several offers to face other wrestlers during his time as champion, forcing the company to give up on their plan of making him retain his title. As a result, management decided to give other contenders a chance to prove themselves by defeating Lesnar himself.
After winning the tournament, Kingston made it clear that he did not want just any old opponent, but instead wanted to face Lesnar himself. However, since that opportunity never arose, Kingston went on to defend his title against all comers including Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, The Miz and more.