HUGE thanks to the @bluejays for hosting us tonight! They took great care of us and showed us a really fun time! What a great way to kick off #SummerSlam week! • Side note- Braun is one hell of a pitcher...and babysitter! The kids grew up today, lol
“Everything the light touches is our kingdom.” • My episode of #WWE24 is airing this Sunday after #summerslam! I really can’t wait to see the final version! Hakuna Matata! • #lionking #rafiki #simba #RafWoodsie #Orion #wwe
Real Life! 😵 • 8/9 is the official launch date for my exclusive and über limited sneaker! • 🚨 Less than 100 pairs available🚨 • EXCLUSIVELY at the Foot Locker on Yonge St. in Toronto and on footlocker.ca. • @beckylynchwwe @brethitmanhart & Shawn Michaels also have sneakers too! 👀 • All these sneakers were designed by the incredibly talented @alexanderjohndesign 🙌🏾 • THEN a couple days later, just hours before #summerslam on 8/11, I’ll be signing and taking pics with you fine folks at Foot Locker’s Yonge St location! • Foot Locker 247 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1N8, Canada 11:00 - 1:00 • Who’s Coming??? • • • #footlocker #canada #toronto #sneakerhead #sneakerheads #brethart #shawnmichaels #beckylynch #kofikingston @footlockercanada @converse @wwe
What an unbelievable and unforgettable night! We took the kids to their first ever concert at @stubbsaustin and it could not have been a better experience... • @seranationmusic kicked off the night right and set the positive vibes in motion. Then when @commonkings came on, I was completely blown away! INSTANTLY became a fan of their music. @MichaelFranti was up next. He was absolutely incredible. Such an captivating performer! So engaging with the crowd. My son even got up on stage and sang a few lyrics in addition to dancing his ass off! • I was mad that we’d have to get the kids home before @sublimewithrome came out...but then the Common King’s tour manager came over to us and hooked us up with a meet and greet! He was so kind and generous to my family and I. He went out of his way to make sure that we met Common Kings (who were coincidentally in Memphis this past Tuesday at #smackdown!) AND @sublimewithrome! He also took us by Michael Franti‘s bus to meet him. Michael was gracious enough to take the time to sit down with us and chat for a long while. @yogimommylife and the kids were just over the moon. They’re still on cloud nine! • I can’t thank everyone involved in this whole experience enough for taking such good care of my family and I, and for treating us with such benevolence. A truly surreal and undoubtedly unforgettable night. We are so grateful! 🙌🏾
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Just saw that today was the Griffin Brothers’ Birthday and I realized that I never posted this pic! Big thanks to @shaquem_griffin & @shaquillg for being gracious enough to take a pic with my family and I at the ESPYs! 🙌🏾 • • • #nfl #seattleseahawks #espys #griffinbrothers
Tattoos for a good cause! @Tattoomachinegun is holding a fundraising event for Louisville Youth Group. If you’re in the Louisville area on Saturday August 3rd, come through and get inked up or just come by and show some love! • • • @garbxedge @rumseytattoo @terryblycrafted @redrumprints @wearelyg Any hashtags you’re trying to get over?
We have talked about this moment for so long...and 5 years later almost to the day, we did it.... • WE DID IT BAAAAAAYYYYBBEEE!!!! • #AllTheGold #wweextremerules
Got home to find this piece in my mailbox. Big shout out to the incredibly talented @suicidal_assassin! And he gave me the original 😵🙌🏾!
In case you haven’t heard by now, a miscarriage of justice transpired in relation to my @upupdwndwn title defense against @uceyjucey. As you can tell from my post match interview here, I was completely outraged and appalled. • In my humble opinion, the game called integrity into question and was highly controversial, but you can check out the full vid and judge for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPFT58X4jg4 • #upupdwndwn #upupdowndown #adrienbroner #videogames #gamer #kofikingston #usos #hboboxing @sashabankswwe @itsmebayley @xavierwoodsphd
I was always very curious to see if I had any other blood in my gene pool because as far as I could trace, all my relatives and ancestors were Ghanaian. • From what I’ve read, neighboring countries often share many genealogical similarities, so the 60/40 makes sense, but it’s still crazy to see right in the center of the Venn diagram: Ghana. 🇬🇭 • • • #ancestrydna #ancestrydnaresults #ancestry #dna #roots
Be true to yourself. Take #pride in who you are. Your strength will inspire others to do the same and I’ll support you through it all! • • • #LoveIsLove #pridemonth #lgbtq🌈
I gotta give a shoutout to my favorite taco joint of all time @annastaqueria for sending this amazing meal to my house....IN AUSTIN, TEXAS! 😵 • This was my go-to meal spot for my collegiate years. When I’m in Boston, my priorities are as follows: 1) get with my family 2) get some Anna’s 3) everything else Sometimes I combine 1 & 2... • ‘Preciate you guys going out of your way for lil’ ol’ me! 🌯🌮
Yesterday I attended the Akwasidae Festival which is held every 40 days to celebrate our ancestors and pay homage to the Asantehene, the King of Ashanti. • It was here that I had the great honor of meeting His Majesty, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, Ruler of the Kingdom of Ashanti, Leader, Peacekeeper, and one of, if not the most respected individual in all of Ghana. • I’ve often talked about achieving goals that seem so far out of the realm of possibility, that you don’t even begin to think about setting them. This was one of those moments. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would stand before the Ashanti King bearing gifts and conversing with him. I’m still trying to process it all, lol. • Life is crazy... • • • #Ghana #wwe24 #wwe
On a bit of a more somber note, in Accra, we visited Osu Castle, also known as Fort Christiansborg. Over the course of history, this was a place where a lot was traded: gold, ivory, mirrors, alcohol, among other things. However, most significantly, was the trading of slaves. • We toured many of the castle‘s holding chambers. It was incredibly difficult to imagine one being forced to live in such dismal and dreary conditions with little to no light and very limited ventilation. It was even more trying to imagine the many unfortunate souls who died in transition during this inhumane process. • This picture is of an area of the castle known as “The Door of No Return”. This was the final door in which slaves would walk through, leading them to the slave ships that would carry them across the world, away from Ghana forever. • I felt it was very important the take a moment to stand there and take in the melancholic energy in a place where so many lives were cast into fearful uncertainty, having been ripped away from their husbands, wives, children and homeland. • As harsh, sorrowful, or angering as our history may be, it is our history nonetheless and it is essential that we familiarize ourselves with it’s details. • The encouraging piece is that in this present day and age, many have come to know this door as “The Door of Return” as the descendants and diaspora of the slaves have come back to visit and experience Osu Castle centuries later. • Also up until recently, Osu castle served as the location of the Ghanaian Presidency, essentially converting a location that was historically oppressive, instead to a location where laws were created and actions were taken to benefit the people Ghana. • Embracing our history is a very powerful way that we can connect with our roots. I’m grateful to have had this experience that I can now share with all of you. • • • #ghana #wwe24 #OsuCastle #christiansborg
Today, I got to visit the Jubilee House in Accra where I had the pleasure of meeting the President of Ghana, President @nakufoaddo! What a tremendous honor! This is shaping up to be quite the amazing trip...and this was just day one! • #yearofreturn #ghana #accra #jubileehouse
Yes. This is late. But an incredibly wise man once said: “...but really, every day is Mother’s Day...” • Wishing a very special Mother’s Day to the woman who led by example and taught me to be strong, ambitious, diligent, humble, empathetic, and so many more positive adjectives that there isn’t enough time or space to list here. • Her devotion to a lifetime of selflessness has helped me to grow, developing and harnessing traits I now strive to pass on to my kids. • I love you mom! Happy Mother’s Day! • • • #happymothersday #mothersday #imlate
Well it’s officially official. For the first time since 1993, I’m going back to my home country! Though it was 26 years ago, I still have so many vivid memories of my last visit to Ghana. I’m beyond excited to make many more in a few short weeks! 🙌🏾
Just a couple of champs crossing paths at the airport...A real pleasure to meet the best to ever do it, @jonnybones! Real chill dude! • #wwe #ufc
Oh, @mortalkombat, how I love you so... they sent me the Kollectors Edition! 🙌🏾 • #mk11 #mortalkombat11 #mortalkombat #uudd #wbsponsored
Well now! @mache275 got his own sneaker! Bout time the customizer got a sneaker made for himself! It’s like when a masseuse gets a massage... • Honored that he hooked me up with a pair! 🙌🏾 Patrick Ewing 33x Mache “Ace Ventura”🔥🔥🔥 • These will be featured in tomorrow’s episode of #ijustlovekicks. Stay tuned...👀 • Dropping on 5/1/19 on https://shop.ewingathletics.com. • #machecustoms #kofiskicks #sneakerhead #sneakerheads #uudd #teaser @ijustlovekicks
We’re live pal! (Almost). Tune in! • Caffeine.tv/upupdowndown
Even though it started at 5:25 am, today ended up being such an amazing day. • NYC media day highlights included interviewing on @hot97 with @rosenbergradio for #ebrointhemorning, @bustedopenradio, and of course #swayinthemorning. Talking with @realsway and his crew was unreal. I even got to meet @lordsear! • The night ended at #walemania with what morphed into a pre-#wrestlmania rally where I felt a level of love that was nothing short of amazing. Thanks to all of you who showed up. Shout out to @mrgetflee! • I’m feeling super grateful for the blessed life I’m fortunate enough to lead.
Ya boys done came up...We got our own sneaker! 😵 Only 483 pairs made in honor of our record tag title run. • These Will launch 4/5 on footlocker.com and only at the flagship store at 1460 Broadway, New York , NY , 10036. Get ready to cop!
I won’t be home until after #wrestlemania and a triple scoop of @sweetritual ice cream is the perfect send off. Cookies ‘n Cream, Unicorn Poop and Mint Chip on a red velvet waffle cone hit the spot. Now time to go to work! • • • 🍦 🦄 💩
A search is about to come to an end...Santa Claus...does he actually exist??? A story almost a year in the making! How does it end??? Let’s find out together...🎅🏿 • #santa #christmas #holidays #kringle #saintnicolas #sneakers #sneakerhead #jeremyscott #whatsinthebag
YOU betta get RIGHT for the holidays! • @wwe, @mache275 & @footlocker have collaborated to bring y’all these (and many more) Christmas sweaters! They drop tomorrow morning, Monday 11/26/18 and will be SUPER limited! • Available select @footlocker stores and on footlocker.com! • #popbyfootlocker #wwe #holidays #christmas #hanukkah #kwanzaa #festivus
So proud of my wife for getting featured in @raisevegan magazine! Yes, our whole family is featured, but make no mistake, my wife has led the charge. It’s heartwarming to see one of her greatest passions gain such recognition! I love you @yogimommylife! 😘 #Repost @yogimommylife with @get_repost ・・・ So honored to have our family featured in this month’s issue of “Raise Vegan” magazine💞 @thetruekofi And yes the kiddos wear costumes almost everyday🤷♀️🤣 ✨🌱 #raisevegan #veganfamilies #vegankids #yogimommylife
-BEHOLD! Another Sneaker Adventure- • The Supreme x Comme Des Garçon x @nike Air Force 1 dropped exclusively on supreme.com and at 5 Supreme stores: Nyc, Brooklyn, La, Paris and London. I documented my quest to apprehend these coveted preciouses. Did I cop or drop? W or L? Success or Failure? Victory or defeat??? 👀 • Side note- I shaved my mustache for Halloween and I must say, it is coming back in quite nicely! • Also- I need a gimbal... • #nike #airforce1 #supreme #commedesgarçon #sneakerhead #sneakerheads #copordrop #mustache
I met @mansouralrashed010 in Riyadh in 2014 when he did security for us on tour. We stayed in touch over the years and it was awesome to reconnect this past weekend. Coincidentally, we’ve both shaved the sides of our heads in the interim, lol. Great to see you, brother!
As we stood in the Halloween store in silence, we were at a loss for what to be... • Then... “How ’bout you be Te Fiti and I’ll be Moana?” My wife smiles ear to ear, “Yes!” She exclaimed, and from there, we were off to the races... • We got home and my wife got to body painting while I struggled my way into a 10-year-old girls costume (I’m legitimately wearing a 10 year old girls costume 😵). Putting tattoos on baby Maui was the easy part! The “Family from Moana plus a ninja robot” theme came together quite nicely! • Since my oldest son was born in 2013, I have never been trick or treating with my kids. My job has always had me on the road. • This year, I will be traveling yet again, but I was able to take Saturday off to enjoy our neighborhood Halloween party. It was the closest thing to Halloween that I’ve had with my family thus far and It. Was. Awesome! My heart is so full right now. • I hope everyone enjoys this Halloween weekend as much as I did! 🎃
Coconut quinoa pancakes from @vitalrootden 🙀! Best pancakes I’ve had in a long time! • #PancakePower #veganpancakes #glutenfree #iEatPancakesInRealLifeToo #nationalpancakeday
#discoveryourair...mine involved the solid yellow laces...👀🚕🔥 • @footlocker • #airmax97 #footlocker #nike #airmax
What a find! Sometimes, fortune just smiles down upon us...I’m so hyped right now! • • • #sneakerhead #sneakers #flightclub #nike #nikeair #presto #acronym #acronympresto #hypebeast #millyrock #millyrockonanyblock
When you walk around the corner and the kids have gotten into your bag...
Been trying to get to @champsdiner for 3 days straight. I finally got the chance to do so tonight! And the timing was perfect! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate...🖐🏾 ! (Yes, they were as delicious as they looked). • • • #5TimeChamps #VeganPancakes #NoImNotAVegan #... #Yet #ChampsDiner
This has been my travel schedule over the last 2 weeks 😵! I think this is some kind of record for me domestically. Jet setting at its finest! • #keepitmoving #jetsetter
Rocking these @reebokclassics x GI Joe 25th anniversary joints today! As an 80’s baby, this was a must cop! • #gijoe #80sbaby #80s #yojoe #reebok #reebokclassic
We met this guy today! Who else is stoked about the announcement of Dragon Ball Super: Broly?! ✋🏽😵 • #dragonballsuper #dragonball #sdcc #comicon #comicon2018
Wow. Words cannot even begin to express how hyped I am right now. • Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be throwing out the first pitch @fenwaypark. Having grown up watching the @RedSox and then being able to attend a Sox game with my wife and kids is truly a surreal feeling. My dad and brother @teamtemp0 were there too. I ran into several high school friends; my college roommate even flew up from Miami! It was amazing all around. • And even though my pitch was...uh...a little off 😅...the night was still perfect and I’m eternally grateful to the entire @redsox organization for taking such great care of me and my family 🙌🏾. • I met some pretty amazing fans, had a whole lot of fun, and most importantly, the Sox won AGAIN! That’s 9 straight! • I’d say the first ever @WWE Night at Fenway was a resounding success! I hope there are many more to come! • #dirtywater #wwenight #redsox
Such a fun interview with my old college classmate and Sexual Chocolate Step Teammate @moneymav at the @jamn945 studio this morning! Getting ready for @wwe night at @fenwaypark tonight! • Crazy to think about where we were then and where we are now. Life is a wild ride...Follow your dreams kids!
Sometimes I’ll just stare at my children. I am still awestricken that I had a hand in creating life. 5 years later, the novelty has not worn off. If anything, with the addition of another child, the feeling has intensified. On Friday, my wife planned a funtastic family day on the lake. There were several moments where I had the opportunity to just sit back, stare at and appreciate my family. There is nothing I love more than being a father. Happy Father’s Day!