Kofi Kingston Discusses Losing Jamaican Accident, Jimmy Snuka Opens Up

- Arda Ocal sent in the following recap of a Q&A he conducted with Kofi Kingston. You can watch it embedded in the video below:

- Talking about RAW’s 20 anniversary episode, how special it will be being a part and how special it was being a part of RAW 1000, and being a fan as a kid watching RAW #1

- How his Jamaican character came about and how he was able to keep the same character through the indies and in WWE, even keeping his legit first name
” I trained up in Boston. At the time, the rumor was, ‘if you want to get signed by WWE you have to be a character, they are looking for characters right now.’ I didn’t really know what that meant at the time, then one of the guys, (ROH referee) Todd Sinclair said to come up with a name and character otherwise I’d get stuck with a silly name…. (story continues in video)”

- The story of how he “lost his Jamaican accent” on RAW

- Addressing the fact that he has only had to title matches on PPV involving the WWE title or World Heavyweight championship – admitting that he wants to be a World champion

- Last year’s “Royal Rumble dodge” and how soon before the Rumble he plans a spot like that

- Will Kofi Kingston ever become a heel in WWE?

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Arda Ocal sent in the following recap of a Q&A he conducted with Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka. You can watch it embedded in the video below:

Arda Ocal of theScore Television Network and the Baltimore Sun recently spoke with WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka. Highlights:

- Why he decided to write an autobiography (“Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story”) and open up about his use of drugs, adultery and pains in pro wrestling

- His ankle being healed and still taking bookings and wrestling

- His thoughts and feelings on what happened to his daughter Tamina in WWE and
“I taught both her and my son. At first they were using her pretty good, but all of a sudden they start (having her lose) and I thought ‘what’s going on here’? She hurt her wrist and was out for a while and now she’s back again. She looks better than ever and I’m so proud of her. I tell her to put only one focus in your mind and take care of #1 and that’s it”

- A possible return to WWE for his son Jimmy Snuka Jr.?
- The story on how Jimmy Snuka gave The Rock “The People’s Eyebrow”
- How Snuka was supposed to become WWWF champion, beating Bob Backlund, and he initially postponed the idea but it never happened
- How he was supposed to turn heel and main event WrestleMania with Hulk Hogan and why that was kayboshed
“Vince McMahon came up to me and said ‘we want you to turn heel’. I said ‘OK, what’s up brudda?’ and Vince said he wanted me to wrestle Hulk Hogan and I said I loved it. I heard that Hogan later that ‘I don’t want to wrestle with that crazy maniac.’ But I loved him anyway.”

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  • Chris

    Wait, he lost an accident?

    • Ranfery Lopez

      Lol!! I’m pretty sure he meant accent ha

  • ed allwood

    a jamacian accident…you mean the idea of a bobsled team?

  • http://www.facebook.com/vmagic Victor Miranda

    Jamaican accident? lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/davedpf Dave Barton

    I’m more than hesitant to believe Snuka was to face Hogan at WM. Lets look at the facts…

    The only WMs Snuka was around for was 1 & 7.
    The only one of those two when he was still considered a big deal was 1.

    And now the big questions…
    They had such big plans for him at WM1 and yet he ended up being just a corner man?
    Why would any Hollywood celebrities be interested in being a part of WM1 if Snuka were in the main event instead of Mr T.?

    I was a huge Snuka fan, but that just doesn’t sound right to me.