Kofi Kingston must win a Gauntlet Match to earn WWE Title Match at WrestleMania
Kofi Kingston asked for an opportunity, and Mr. McMahon gave him one.
In order to earn a WWE Championship Match at WrestleMania, Kingston must defeat Randy Orton. And United States Champion Samoa Joe. And The Bar. And Rowan. Yes, Kingston has to beat all five Superstars in a Gauntlet Match that will start the show tonight on SmackDown LIVE to keep his WrestleMania dreams alive.
The Dreadlocked Dynamo's WrestleMania quest started when Kingston entered a Gauntlet Match prior to WWE Elimination Chamber, lasting an hour in a performance that had the WWE Universe clamoring for Kofi to be given a chance on a bigger stage. Kingston put on another stellar performance inside the Chamber, making it to the final two and nearly dethroning Daniel Bryan before narrowly coming up short.
Kingston’s WWE Championship opportunity at WWE Fastlane was snatched away by Mr. McMahon, and The Chairman then baited Kofi into the ring for a 2-on-1 demolition at the hands of The Bar. Two days later, a fired-up New Day implored Mr. McMahon to give Kingston a chance. The WWE Chairman did, throwing down the gauntlet.
Can Kingston defeat five of WWE’s toughest Superstars and earn his place on The Grandest Stage of Them All? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!