So many superstars made a profound impact on WWE in the 2010’s, but Kofi Kingston’s consistency through the last 10 years makes him the best pick for this distinction.
There are a number of wrestlers in WWE who deserve consideration as the best superstar of the 2010’s. Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Daniel Bryan, John Cena, and Becky Lynch are a handful of wrestlers who changed the landscape of professional wrestling’s most powerful company with their individual brilliance.
But Kofi Kingston should stand alone at the top.
Here are five reasons why The New Day’s most experienced wrestler should be recognized as the best wrestler of the 2010’s.
1. He was the best tag team wrestler
There’s a case to be made that Kofi Kingston is the greatest tag team wrestler in WWE history. He’s won the tag titles nine times since 2010, which averages to nearly one tag title reign per year! Kofi has picked up tag belts with The New Day, CM Punk, Evan Bourne, and even R-Truth during his career, which means he can have great chemistry with just about anyone.
But, of course, his best tag team work has come with Big E and Xavier Woods in his corner. Together, The New Day have become one of the greatest factions in wrestling history, right up there with the Four Horsemen and The Shield. The Power of Positivity sells merch, gets fans out of their seats, and puts on Match of the Year candidates, such as their all-out battles in 2017 with The Usos.
Kingston has mastered the art of tag team wrestling, and he uses his ring IQ, crowd awareness, and ability to pace matches perfectly to help elevate everyone else in the ring with him. If you want to get a tag team over, put them in a match with The New Day.
WWE tends to underrate tag team wrestling, but let’s not make that same mistake when evaluating Kingston’s decade. He’s been in a class of his own when it comes to making sure tag team wrestling in WWE is taken seriously, even if his old rival Daniel Bryan was the one cutting the most promos about this very topic.