Kofi Kingston visits WWE's secret warehouse

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December 19, 2012

Paul Bearer's casket

The WWE warehouse has, perhaps, too many caskets.

Down a long corridor in the expansive building, there is a towering row of shelves packed with no less than 15 coffins. Some are immediately recognizable like the golden casket used in the Intercontinental Championship Match between The Undertaker and Goldust at In Your House 8: Beware of Dog from May 1996. Others, unidentifiably disfigured by flame or wounded by axes, serve as creepy reminders of The Undertaker’s disturbing battles with Kane, Big Show and Yokozuna.

“It was definitely pretty eerie seeing all of them stacked up there,” Kofi admitted.

After taking a minute to work up the nerve, the Intercontinental Champion finally cracked open the lid of a fire engine red coffin that was used on the Sept. 24, 2010, edition of SmackDown. On that episode, the casket contained a returning Paul Bearer who injected himself into the deeply personal rivalry between Undertaker and Kane. Thankfully, the ghoulish manager’s carcass was not still festering in the tomb.

“I opened it up and you could see boot prints in it,” Kingston revealed. “It was really cool to see.”

Before long, Kofi had gotten used to the coffin as he went out of his way to strike various poses next to it. Did that mean a Casket Match wasn’t out of the question for Kingston?

“I don’t know, man,” he said with a smile. “Who knows what the future holds?”

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