WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston is inspired by kung fu movies and he tries to incorporate the moves he sees on screen into his wrestling matches.
WWE superstar Kofi Kingston is inspired by kung fu movies.
The 31-year-old star is a huge fan of martial arts and action films and is an avid comic book reader and when he sees a cool move on screen he tries to find a way to use it on TV shows 'RAW' and 'SmackDown'.
Kofi - who is getting ready for 'WWE WrestleMania XXIX' on April 7, which can be watched live and exclusive on Sky Sports Box Office - exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''I read a lot of comic books, I watch a lot of kung fu movies and I play a lot of video games so when I see something that might look cool, I'll figure out a way to try and incorporate it into the WWE. It's great to use it in the ring.''
Kofi is looking forward to watching new movie 'Jack the Giant Slayer' - which stars Nicholas Hoult as the titular character based on 'Jack and the Beanstalk' - and hopes he will be able to pick up some inspiration from the adventure flick.
He added: ''I've been wanting to that movie for ages. Maybe I can pull off some giant slaying tactics after watching it because usually it's me who is getting thrown around.''
Kofi and a host of other WWE Superstars will soon be heading to the UK for the 'WWE RAW' & 'SmackDown World Tours' from April 18 to April 23 and the high-flying grappler can't wait to perform for the British fans again.
He said: ''We have the best job in the world and we have the best fans in the world. Coming to the UK is something that we are always excited to do ... If you come it's an experience you will have for the rest of your life.''
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.