Kingston was joined by his two children after winning the WWE World Heavyweight title for the first time in his career. Just moments after beating now former champion Daniel Bryan, Kingston was reduced to tears as he finally got to hold the belt he has always craved. The moment was incredibly touching as one of his children even got to lift the belt, just moments after their father had won.
Kingston’s journey to the WWE summit has been a long journey and one which many WWE fans feel should’ve reached its pinnacle much sooner.
Following his incredible win at the showpiece event, fans took to Twitter to praise the wrestler.
TJ Wilson wrote following his win: “One of the best human being I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.
“Not to mention how he is at our craft.”
Wrestling legend Mick Foley also tweeted following the match saying: “That was beautiful!
“Kofi just had an amazing Wrestlemania moment – and so did everyone watching!”
In the lead up to the event in New York, Kingston’s stick rose rapidly as his feud with Daniel Bryan increased.
To stoke the fires of their clash, picture of the two wrestlers were beamed up onto the Empire State Building.
One Twitter user said: “Well done Kofi you made millions of fans believe that with determination you can achieve anything.
“A true superstar and such a great person. You did it.”
Another said: “This moment is so awesome.
“Thank you WWE for really making the right choice to put the belt on Kofi.
“Thank you to Daniel for really giving Kofi shine and being so unselfish. Two great performers of our time.”