Named after the capital of his island nation home, Kofi Kingston burst onto the WWE scene in January 2008. He was an instant standout with his unique abilities, wide smile, and Jamaican vernacular, this fan favorite brought the fury of the Caribbean Sea to opponents like Elijah Burke, Shelton Benjamin, Big Daddy V, Matt Striker, and Kenny Dykstra.
In June 2008, Kingston was drafted to Raw and in his first match on the brand, he brought WWE gold to the tropics
when he defeated Chris Jericho for the Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions. Kingston is also heralded as a master of forward momentum and one of WWE's most promising Superstars. This "Jamaican Sensation" has given Monday nights a fresh wave of excitement and brings the colors of his home country with him as he captivates audiences all over the world.