A top WWE star has provided an update following an injury sustained on the March 3 episode of SmackDown that has written them off TV.
Per the previous report, Kofi Kingston’s injury saw him replaced by Xavier Woods in a Fatal 5-Way match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship currently held by GUNTHER.
With Dave Meltzer previously reporting that the timeframe for recovery is “five weeks”, this put a Kingston WrestleMania moment in jeopardy.
Now, Kingston has confirmed that he is going into surgery for the injury on March 17.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, Kingston said:
“***Long post ahead. Y’all that don’t like to read, this ain’t for you lol***
“Alabama folks are so kind. Earlier today instead of waiting 15 min for an Uber to take me to the YMCA Shades Valley to workout, I opted to take one of those electric street scooters. Big mistake. Half the trip was uphill and on semi highway roads! And I was wearing my air cast walking boot!
“I got within a mile of the @BirminghamYMCA, and the scooter wouldn’t go further for some reason. Also, the Y was out of the drop off range, so I then had to call an Uber anyway, lol.
“30 min later after 2 others canceled, one finally came to pick me up. I had him stop at target…I needed lotion (yes I was still ashy from this morning).
“Finally got to the Y and the woman at the desk told me that in order to buy a guest pass, a member had to bring you as a guest… “but you can be my guest,” she said. And she vouched for me to workout. So kind of her to do for a stranger. I really wanted to move around a bit before I’m unable to do so after surgery tomorrow.
“After the gym, I stopped at a stir fry spot called “Yummefy”. Tons of vegan options. The maps app said they were closed, but I was in luck! Nice lady gave me the best recommendations… I ordered all of them!
“When I got my food, I went to inform the lady that the maps app said they were closed and they should probably fix their hours. She said, “oh we are closed. We just made that food for you anyway.”
“My jaw dropped in disbelief. It was 15 minutes past the closing time! I thanked her profusely. So kind of her to go out of her way so that I could eat.
“Anyway, a long message that can be summed up by saying that I am very grateful for the people I’ve come across here in Birmingham today.
“Tomorrow, we march forward and into the hands of the best in the world at what he does! Let’s get this ankle right! ”
Kingston has been a regular fixture at WrestleMania and the tours that surround the event for a number of years.
JJA Sport Studio wishes Kofi Kingston all the best in his surgery and recovery.
***Long post ahead. Y’all that don’t like to read, this ain’t for you lol***— Kofi Kingston (@TrueKofi) March 17, 2023
Alabama folks are so kind. Earlier today instead of waiting 15 min for an Uber to take me to the YMCA Shades Valley to workout, I opted to take one of those electric street scooters. Big mistake. Half… https://t.co/KQUjlVRCyn