Yesterday(March 18, 2016), Kofi Kingston broke a WWE Tag Team record. The record being the longest-reigning WWE Tag Team Champion in history. Kofi has been a WWE Tag Team champion longer than anyone in the championship’s existence. Kofi is at 542 days, collectively, as being a WWE Tag Team champion and with the way The New Day is currently being booked, it doesn’t look like he’s going to stop any time soon.
Regarding the record, WWE.com got an interview with Kingston to talk about this accomplishment, excerpts from that interview are below.
WWE.COM: Congratulations are in order. You broke the record!
KOFI KINGSTON: Yeah, it’s a pretty cool accolade. It’s one that kind of crept up. There was one guy on Twitter that was counting down, and all of a sudden today everyone seems to be rejoicing that I am such a good friend as a tag team partner.
WWE.COM: What is your favorite memory during your four stints as WWE Tag Team Champion?
KINGSTON: I don’t know if I can put a finger on a favorite moment. All I know is that every moment we’ve had as The New Day has been amazing. Just awesome. Literally, traveling around with my best friends and doing the things we do backstage on television. It’s been a wild run. The journey before the actual journey is something we talked about on “Table For 3.” But even that half-hour show didn’t fully describe the trials and tribulation we had to endure to get to where we are.
So as much of an accolade as it is for me, it’s also an accolade for all the people that were willing to be my partner. I couldn’t have done it without any of them, particularly with Woods and E.
WWE.COM: Speaking of New Day, the longest single WWE Tag Team Title reign is a record that’s within your reach. Have you talked about the possibility of breaking that as well?
KINGSTON: We’ve been celebrating since the day we won, because we’re going to be champions until the end of time. When the actual record gets broken, it’ll just be another day of the week for us. It’s been our expectation. We feel we’re the best tag team in a very long time, probably in the history of WWE. We try to steal the show regardless of where we are on the show. ’Long as you put a mic in our hands and a camera in front of us and turn that red light on, we know that we’re going to be the most entertaining thing that you see.
WWE.COM: Lastly, the man you just passed for this record is someone you know very well, John Morrison. Anything you’d like to say to him?
KINGSTON: Ah, yeah, man! Morrison and I are still pretty tight. A lot of people compare us because we have pretty similar builds and athletic prowess, especially when it comes to the Royal Rumble Match. Morrison is the guy who kind of started that all. Luckily, he left, so I’ve never had much competition in terms of having to outdo somebody. [Laughs] To pass Morrison on this totem pole is a pretty cool thing, just because I respect him as a performer and as a person. It’s a cool thing to take the torch from a guy like that.
Congratulations to Kofi Kingston on this accomplishment. It’s a hard thing to do to break a record like that, especially in today’s WWE where the Tag Team titles aren’t a primary focus anymore.