Hall Of Fame

Updated: Mar 11


Kofi Kingston


Shout out to the first (100%) Black/African American WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

(Wrestlemania 35) (2019). Since Wrestlemania 35 he carried Smackdown on his back up until the Autumn of that year when he abruptly and unjustly lost the championship to Brock Lesnar. He defended the title against high profile challengers during high profile feuds such as Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens


Anyone doubting the legitimacy of his title reign is frankly not ready for a Black champion


CBS Sports

Best Moment/Angle of the Year (2019) – Winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35


Pro Wrestling Illustrated

Tag Team of the Year (2012) with R-Truth

Tag Team of the Year (2015, 2016) with Big E and Xavier Woods

Ranked No. 4 of the best 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2019

Ranked No. 8 of the top 50 tag teams in the PWI Tag Team 50 in 2020 with Big E and Xavier Woods


Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Best Gimmick (2015) – The New Day, shared with Big E and Xavier Woods


World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE

WWE Championship (1 time)

WWE Intercontinental Championship (4 times)

WWE United States Championship (3 times)

WWE (Raw) Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Evan Bourne (1), R-Truth (1), Big E and Xavier Woods (2) and Xavier Woods (1)

WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship (7 times) – with Big E and Xavier Woods (6) and Xavier Woods (1)

World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with CM Punk

Match of the Year (2019) vs. Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35

Thirteenth Grand Slam Champion (under current format; Twentieth overall)

Thirtieth Triple Crown Champion

Bragging Rights Trophy (2010) – with Team SmackDown (Big Show, Rey Mysterio, Jack Swagger, Alberto Del Rio, Edge and Tyler Reks)

WWE Intercontinental Championship Tournament (2010)

WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament (2018) – with Big E and Xavier Woods

Slammy Award (2 times)

"Tell Me I Did Not Just See That" Moment of the Year (2012) – Hand walking during the Royal Rumble match to avoid elimination

Ring Gear of the Year (2020) – with Big E and Xavier Woods

WWE Year-End Award (2 times)

Men's Tag Team of the Year (2019) – with Big E and Xavier Woods

Moment of the Year (2019) - Winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania