Kofi Kingston officially pulled from #1 contender match for the Intercontinental title

As previously noted, Kofi Kingston was reportedly injured during the March 3rd 2023 edition of WWE Smackdown. In an update, WWE announced that Kofi has been pulled from this Friday’s #1 contender match for an Intercontinental title shot at Wrestlemania 39.

Kofi’s partner Xavier Woods will be the replacement and Xavier tweeted about the opportunity…

“In all my time on the main roster I have never once had a match where a singles title was on the line. Ive beaten men while they held World and Universal championships. I even won King of the Ring. Still no shot. Tomorrow I do everything I can to get one.”