Kofi Kingston on Favorite New Day Thing, Origin of Booty-O’s, WWE Career, Scooby Doo

Kofi Kingston spoke with Crave Online promoting Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon. Some highlights are below:

On his favorite thing he’s done in The New Day:“We go out there and try to entertain ourselves. A lot of the stuff you see us doing is stuff that we have already done or would do in a car ride or backstage or just hanging out with each other and that’s why it comes off so natural. We were in the ring the other day after we had become the longest reigning WWE Tag Team champions and we did a montage of all of the stuff that we did and we didn’t see the montage until we actually went out to the ring so we got to see a compilation of all of the stuff that we did. Mixing it up with The Rock and going toe-to-toe with him was amazing! Winning at SummerSlam and coming out singing “New York, New York” but having our own lyrics to it was crazy. Our time machine skit was so much fun. There was a time I told the crowd country music sucked and it was actually me and not my character saying it so that was awesome. We’ve done so much fun stuff and we forget about it. I guess if I had to put a stamp or a pentacle on what we have done so far it has to be the “Booty-O’s” cereal.”

On the origin of Booty-O’s: “We were thinking about a new shirt because the first one we had was just The New Day logo, which you wouldn’t know if you didn’t know what The New Day was. It was black shirt with a phoenix, which actually symbolized us rising from the ashes because we were at lower points in our careers and this whole New Day thing was going to be our resurgence. That shirt was kind of just thrust upon us. We had no input on it and I’m not sure how the sells did but the second shirt, we started picking up some steam and they came to us to come up with an idea. Big E and me were sitting at breakfast one day and we were thinking about the new shirt. Somebody had came out with a Wheaties poster with our faces on it and we were like ‘Oh, that would be kind of cool. Maybe we could have our own cereal or something like that’ and we wee bouncing names back and forth and E just out of nowhere comes up with “Booty-O’s” and instantly I was like ‘That’s it. We can have cartoon pictures of our faces on it.’ We get to the building and I’m trying to tell [Xavier] Woods about it and I was like ‘Woods, man, we were sitting at the table and E suggested “Booty-O’s” and before I could even get it out, Woods just said ‘Oh yeah. “Booty-O’s: You can make it booty.” It’s just a testament that all three of us are on the same page. A few weeks later the merchandise team came out with an awesome design.”

On his role in Scooby-Doo! And WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon: “First of all, I have to tell you how big a fan I am of Scooby-Doo. I grew up in the 1980s so Scooby-Doo was a staple of my childhood. To be co-starring with him is wild even though he’s a cartoon; it’s still real to me. I don’t want to give too much away but basically, Scooby-Doo teams up with some WWE Superstars including The Undertaker to race Inferno, who is creating all of this havoc and they want to beat the bad guy. My role in the movie is I am the play-by-play analyst and I’m calling the race as it happens. Things are exploding and people are crashing and I’m the guy who’s describing it so it was a cool experience just to be involved.”

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