Ever since Vince McMahon came out on Smackdown last week and replaced Kofi Kingston with Kevin Owens in the WWE Championship Match at Fastlane, we’ve wondered what Kofi will be doing instead, aside from building to what we all hope is the same championship opportunity, except at WrestleMania. The New Day promised in a video promo from Mumbai India that they’d be at the PPV, but we’d just about given up on them having a match.
In fact, WWE almost never announces a PPV match so late in the game that we’ve already published our official With Spandex predictions without including it. But I guess it’s a new era in WWE, when sometimes things happen even more last-minute than they used to. So WWE announced on Twitter this afternoon that the New Day has a Kickoff match against Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev. Interestingly, the announcement specifically says that Xavier Woods and Big E will represent the New Day in the match, so Kofi Kingston still has nothing official to do on the card, but he does have a good excuse for being around and fresh, just in case any shenanigans happen involving the WWE title scene that he needs to get in on.