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Kofi Kingston

Kofi Kingston

Kofi Kingston is a Ghanaian-American professional wrestler who currently plays on WWE, under the ring name Kofi Kingston.

Kofi Kingston was born on August 14, 1981, in Kumasi, Ghana as Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah. As of 2019, his age is 38 years old with his birth sign Leo. He was born to parents Elizabeth Sarkodie-Mensah (mother) and Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah (father). Kingston holds the dual nationality of American-Ghanaian and belongs to an African ethnical background.

He has a brother named Kwame and had a sister who passed away in 2015 named Nana Akua. When he was young his family moved to the US.

Kingston stands at a tall height of 6 feet and has a weight of 96 kg. Moreover, he has a pair of eyes with black eyes and black hair color. Kingston is active only on Facebook and Twitter. He has more than 3.5m followers on his official Facebook account and more than 2.24m followers on his Twitter account.

Education

He attended Winchester High School, in Massachusetts. Furthermore, he completed his bachelor’s degree from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Kingston’s Career as a Wrestler

Kofi Kingston made his debut in official wrestling in the year 2006, when he faced Tony Omega on 24th February against Tony Omega. After that, he faced Evan Siks on 4th June 2006 for PWF Mayhem Heavyweight Championship. In September 2006, Kingston signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and was assigned to Deep South Wrestling DSW.

His first match with a new name Kofi Nahaje Kingston in which he lost to Montel Vontavious Porter September 21. At the first in 2007, he was with DSW and Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), where he was in a tag team with Harry Smith. Later on, he was placed in the WWE roster and fought two matches against Charlie Haas and Trevor Murdoch. When ECW began airing on Syfy television he became the first Jamaican to wrestle for WWE.

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Caption: Kofi Kingston and CM Punk won the World Tag Team Championship

Kingston debuted his first ECW against the local wrestler David Owen and won the match. He also remained Undefeated in ECW’s single competition for months and he was defeated when Kingston was matched against Benjamin. He also got a chance to appear but he was eliminated by Mark Henry in his first major match which was a 24-man battle royal during the pre-show of WrestleMania XXIV.

His first Championship in World Wrestling career started when he defeated Chris Jericho in the Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions after being drafted to the RAW brand. In an Unforgiven match, he came to aid CM Punk and they became a tag team and also won the World Tag Team Championship on October 27 Raw.

Awards

Kofi Kingston won WWE Intercontinental Championship four times and three times WWE US Championship. He also won four times WWE (Raw) Tag Team Championship and the winner of one Slammy Award as well.

Kofi Kingston posing with his belt
Caption: Kofi Kingston posing with his belt
Photo: The Source Maganize

What is the Net Worth and Salary of Kofi Kingston?

Kingston has collected an average amount of sum thought his career as a wrestler. As of 2019, he has an estimated net worth of $3 million and earns an average salary of $500k per annum.

Kofi Kingston posing with a car
Caption: Kofi Kingston posing with a car (Photo: Ring the Damn Bell)

In the year 2009, he purchased a $400k house in Tampa, Florida. The luxurious mansion consists of a pool at the back as well as room for two cars in the garage.

Began Married Life for 2012, Is Kofi still Married?

Kofi Kingston is a happily married man. He tied the wedding knot to his wife Kori Campfield. The couple got married in the year 2012 in a private event where only a few of the persons from their life were present.

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Caption: Kofi Kingston with his wife Kori Campfield

Kofi and Kori share two children, a son, and a daughter. As of now, the entire family is living a happy and peaceful life enjoying each other’s company.

Facts of Kofi Kingston

Full NameKofi Kingston
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 14, 1981
Age38 years 9 months
Place Of BirthKumasi, Ghana
Height6 Feet
Weight96 kg
ProfessionWrestler
EducationWinchester High School and Boston College
NationalityGhanaian-American
SpouseKori Campfield (2012)
ParentsKwasi Sarkodie-Mensah and Elizabeth Sarkodie-Mensah
SiblingsNana Akua Sarkodie-Mensah, Kwame Sarkodie-Mensah
TwitterKofi Kingston Twitter
Star SignLeo
MoviesScooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon, WWE: Royal Rumble 2010, WWE: Night of Champions 2010, WWE: Hell in a Cell 2009, WWE: SummerSlam 2010, WWE: WrestleMania 27: Vol. 1, WWE: WrestleMania 27: Vol. 2

Quick Facts of Kofi Kingston

#Fact
1Was originally billed as being from Kingston, Jamaica.
2Graduated with a degree in communications from Boston College. His father is a professor there.
3Grew up in Winchester, Massachusetts, USA.
4Was a star wrestler in high school. He never lost a match.
5Was inspired by Shawn Michaels.

Trademarks of Kofi Kingston

#Trademark
1Trademark Move: Dropkick
2Finishing Move: Trouble in Paradise (Jumping corkscrew roundhouse kick)
3Trademark (or sometimes finishing) Move: SOS (Ranhei - Forward flip dropping the opponent on their back, ending in a cradle pin)
4Trademark Move: Boom Drop (Jumping double leg drop, preceded by Kofi clapping hands and chanting 'Boom! Boom! Boom!')

Filmography of Kofi Kingston

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