After being kept away from yet another WWE Championship opportunity at WWE Fastlane, Kofi Kingston was joined by the rest of The New Day when he confronted Mr. McMahon about his decision to keep The Dreadlocked Dynamo at arm’s length from WWE’s most prestigious prize.
Big E and Xavier Woods were adamant that no one was more deserving than Kofi, while Mr. McMahon fired back that he just didn’t believe Kofi to be a main event-caliber performer. After several minutes of back and forth, Kofi said he didn’t expect Mr. McMahon to give him anything but the opportunity to prove himself. That approach piqued Mr. McMahon’s interest, and he told Kofi that he would give him the greatest opportunity of his career next week – a Gauntlet Match in which Kingston could earn the right to challenge Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania if he can defeat Randy Orton, Samoa Joe, Cesaro, Sheamus and Rowan.
Kofi was shocked, and The New Day were livid, but the group would not have too much time to process the controversial decision, as they were quickly swarmed by Kofi’s Gauntlet opponents. New Day cleared the ring of the opposition, and Kofi clobbered Cesaro with Trouble in Paradise, but Kingston must go it alone next week with his WrestleMania aspirations on the line.