Kofi Kingston has beaten Daniel Bryan in the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 35 on 7 April 2019 in an emphatic match to culminate the most momentous story in last few years in WWE.
After Kofi replaced Mustafa Ali in the Elimination Chamber match and put in the one-hour long performance in the Gauntlet match, he became the fan favorite for the WWE Championship. However, he lost the Elimination Chamber match was pulled out the Championship match at Fastlane by Vince McMahon. It took two Gauntlet Matches in two back to back weeks to put Kofi into the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania.
Kofi enters with the New Day and the crowd is most electric in the night till now. Big E has already brought a gift for Kofi. Daniel Bryan enters with Rowan. Bryan with a headlock right away. They lock again and Bryan puts in the arm twist. Kofi reverses the twist and locks in Bryan. Bryan again takes the upper hand but Kofi sends him out with a dropkick and hits a suicide dive. Back in the ring, Bryan hits some uppercuts, shoulder tackle and locks Kofi in the inverted Cloverleaf. Kofi breaks the hold and hits some kicks and uppercuts of his own. A series of rope work ends with a double stomp on Bryan. Bryan grapples and unloads on Kofi back of the neck. Kofi counters with a jumping clothesline, standing splash and a baseball slide to send Bryan out. Kofi goes for the springboard splash but Bryan avoids it, which sends Kofi head first into the announce table. Bryan is methodically taking apart Kofi. He hands Kofi on the top rope and hits a knee off the top turnbuckle. He puts Kofi in the waistlock. Many superstars are cheering for Kofi backstage. Kofi connects some elbows to break the hold finally.
Bryan trips Kofi to send him to the turnbuckle face first. Bryan then hits a series of dropkicks at the corner and locks in Kofi in the Boston Crab. Kofi breaks the hold by reaching the rope. Some Yes! kicks and then Bryan goes to the top turnbuckle. Kofi fights him with some elbows and hits a splash on the back of Bryan. They start trading punches in the middle of the ring until Kofi connects the trouble in paradise. Bryan again goes for the Boston Crab but Kofi converts into a pinning attempt. Kofi goes to the top where Bryan takes him down and the Labell lock was avoided by Kofi. Kofi counters the high knees and hits the SOS and goes for the pin when Bryan finally locks in the Labell Lock. Kofi reaches to the rope with his legs.
Bryan connects continuous sidekicks to the point that Kofi starts asking for them. Bryan goes for the high knee again when Kofi counters it to hit the reverse suplex. Bryan moves out of the ring. As Kofi moves out of the ring, Rowan prevents him to go for Bryan. Woods and E also get involved. Rowan fends them out but Kofi hit him with the Trouble in Paradise. Woods and E hit Rowan with the UpUpDownDown. Kofi goes back to the ring where Bryan nails the high double knee to get the nearfall. Bryan hits some kicks to his face then locks him in the Labell Lock again. Kofi fights out of it after some time. He unloads with the forearms on Bryan when Bryan did not lose his grip on him. Kofi also hits some kicks to the face to berate Bryan. He nails the Trouble in Paradise and gets the pin to become the new WWE Champion.
Winner- Kofi Kingston with a pinfall