Top 50 good guys in wrestling history

#43 Kofi Kingston

A high-flying, dreadlocked dynamo, Kofi Kingston burst on the scene in 2007, dazzling crowds on ECW with his high-energy offense. The Ghanaian Superstar immediately connected with the WWE Universe, encouraging them to clap along as he prepared to take flight and floor his opposition with a devastating Boom Drop or Trouble in Paradise kick.

Kingston’s ever-present smile has made him popular among his fellow Superstars. The former Intercontinental Champion has become a sought-after tag team partner, winning tandem titles with CM Punk, Evan Bourne and R-Truth.

He truly earned the respect of his peers in 2009, when he stood up to Randy Orton and Legacy. After preventing The Viper from cheating to win the WWE Title, Kingston became a target for Orton. Rather than back down, Kofi brought the fight to WWE’s Apex Predator, destroying a custom stock car presented to Orton as a gift and driving The Viper through a table with a huge Boom Drop in Madison Square Garden. (WATCH) — BOBBY MELOK