Kofi Kingston believes his recent insertion into the WWE Championship picture 'feels fresh' due to his lack of history with either Bobby Lashley or Drew McIntyre.
Kingston defeated both Randy Orton and Bobby Lashley on last week's Monday Night Raw and competed with Drew McIntyre this past week. The two will meet again next Monday to determine the number one contender to Lashley's Title.
Kingston, who won his first WWE Title at WrestleMania 35, doesn't have much history with Lashley and his only feud with McIntyre was over the Intercontinental Championship a decade ago, and the New Day member believes he has a good opportunity to maximise his time at the top of the card with the duo.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Kingston said: "It feels really fresh. We're all underdogs. Look at Bobby’s journey to the title. Bobby’s grinded for so long to get to this point. He stepped away from WWE, came back with a vengeance and he found his way to the WWE championship.
"I know how hard he’s worked to get to this point, and I have a lot of respect for him. Bobby is a phenomenal champion, and I’m looking forward to mixing it up with him.
"Last week, I defeated a future Hall of Famer, Randy Orton, pinning his shoulders to the mat, and then I pinned Bobby Lashley, the WWE champion. You never know how much time you’re going to get, so you have to maximize what you’re given in a way that is unique, entertaining, and memorable. That’s what I will keep working to do."