Will Kofi Kingston Show Up at WWE Royal Rumble 2021?

Published 01/30/2021, 12:04 AM EST


Former WWE Champion and current New Day member, Kofi Kingston, has been an integral part of the WWE Royal Rumble. He has been participating in the match since 2009 and this would have been his 12th appearance. However, things are a bit tricky right now.

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As we mentioned above, Kofi has continuously participated in the match for eleven years. Although he never won the match, Kingston entertained the fans with his entertaining acrobatic skills. However, 2021 may not be Kingston’s 12th year.

Kofi suffered a jaw injury a few weeks back on WWE RAW. He also had some teeth broken when the New Day lost the RAW Tag Team titles to Hurt Business at TLC 2020.

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“I gotta apologize because I feel like I’m talking out of the side of my mouth and I’m dealing with, like, a jaw injury right now, and my mouth is only closing on one side,” Kofi told fans in an IGTV video. “So, if I sound kind of funny, that’s why. Ordinarily, I do a lot of imitations, impersonations, and impressions, but I’m not doing that right now. I’m just… I’m talking funny trying to figure this situation out.”

 

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Apart from Kingston, Dolph Ziggler is also a veteran of the Rumble match. Ziggler, who is one-half of the SmackDown Tag Team Champions, has confirmed his entry into this year’s Battle Royale. Hence, he is one step closer to matching Kane’s record 13 appearances.

Edge returned last week on WWE RAW to confirm his entry but not Kofi Kingston

As fans hate to see such an amazing streak ending, they hoped that Kofi would return to Raw and announce his entry into the match.

However, another return happened instead of Kofi as the ‘Rated-R’ superstar Edge returned after a long hiatus. He announced his entry into the match.

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While doing so, Edge also achieved a unique feat as he became the only WWE Superstar to take part in the Rumble matches in four separate decades is in the 90s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s.

Although 21 of the 30 spots at the Rumble are already announced, Kofi can only enter as a surprise entrant. Do you think Kingston will be back? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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