It’s been a tough 12 months, hasn’t it?
The world as we know it has changed forever and it seems like every time you turn on the news it’s a lot more of the bad and much less of the good.
Global pandemics, buffoons in charge of political offices, Mojo Rowley still yet to become WWE Champion – tragedies one and all.
With things being as bad as they seem right now, we could all use something to feel better, couldn’t we?
One thing that we’re able to use for this is wrestling.
As pure a form of escapist entertainment as there is, wrestling can, at its best, provide us with some amazing feel-good moments that live long in the memory.
Thrilling underdog stories, grand returns, tear-inducing reunions and spine-tingling title wins are just some of the things that make us glad to be wrestling fans and are moments that, in times like these, we can always reminisce about or go back and watch when we’re in need of a morale boost.
These are the 10 Most Feel-Good WWE Moments Ever.
And remember, things will get better.
10. Kofi Kingston wins the WWE Title at WrestleMania 35
Kofi Kingston was well decorated by the time he got to face Daniel Bryan in a WWE Title match at WrestleMania 35.
A slew of tag team title reigns, as well as spells as Intercontinental and United States Champion, meant that you couldn’t exactly accuse Kofi of not being a success.
However, he had never won the big one and as he eased into a comfortable role in The New Day, some began to suspect that he never would.
When Mustafa Ali picked up an injury and was forced to withdraw from the WWE Title Elimination Chamber match, Kofi took his place.
Just making up the numbers, right?
Kingston almost won the thing, only just succumbing to Bryan despite a herculean effort.
Importantly, the crowd were with Kofi the whole way and really looked like the wanted him to go the distance. WWE took note and put him in a storyline with the champ, stacking the odds against him for the entire road to ‘Mania.
Though Kofi was in a WWE Title match at WrestleMania and had a lot of momentum and audience support, you can never count out the company’s capacity to troll their fanbase and a win was by no means assured.
Which made it all the more satisfying when Kofi got the pin following Trouble in Paradise. It was a great moment for wrestling fans and a great moment for a consummate performer who had long deserved the opportunity.