Mr. McMahon granted Kofi Kingston one last WrestleMania opportunity … sort of
Still horribly let down over Mr. McMahon’s treatment of Kofi Kingston last week, The New Day arrived on SmackDown LIVE, reflective of their WWE experiences, but also ready to call it quits. Big E and Xavier Woods spoke to how difficult it’s been for them to see how poorly Kofi has been treated by The Chairman, and they demanded Mr. McMahon come to the ring to give them some answers. Heeding their call, Mr. McMahon arrived, but before he could get a full sentence out, WWE Champion “The New” Daniel Bryan intervened, seemingly looking to pile on after Kofi’s “failure” last week and insisting that The Chairman just let The New Day quit.
The New Day fired back, claiming that Bryan’s whole crusade was simply to avoid having to defend his title against Kofi on The Grandest Stage of Them All and labeling The Planet’s Champion a “hypocrite.” Mr. McMahon soon put the kibosh on all of it, saying that he still saw Kofi as a B-plus player and openly wondering if Big E & Xavier Woods were a B-plus tag team. Mr. McMahon then dropped a bombshell, saying that Kofi would have no more opportunities to obtain the WWE Championship Match at WrestleMania. However, if Big E & Xavier Woods could win a Tag Team Gauntlet Match tonight, then Kingston would be granted the WWE Title Match on The Show of Shows!
One last hurdle, but one more chance.