Eddie Kingston riled up fans following the Saturday edition of AEW Dynamite on June 26, cutting a promo for the live crowd where he talked about the passion in AEW and the lack of passion on "the other channel."
AEW would release the promo on their social media and digital channels.
Kingston later said that competition is good and that of course he's going to ride for his home team of AEW.
Bully Ray, who was known for taking shots at the competition during his time as a wrestler, weighed in on Kingston's promo.
"You have Eddie Kingston talking about the other company. Well, the other company gave you just as much of an exciting match in Drew Mcintyre, AJ Styles, and Matt Riddle," Ray said on Busted Open Radio, comparing the match to Kenny Omega and Jungle Boy. "I love Eddie Kingston to death. If we were having promo wars and I was the captain of the team and someone said, 'You can pick one person to do the promo for you, I'd most likely pick Eddie because of his believability, his tone, his inflection, everything about Eddie. Obviously, we kind of sound alike and I appreciate Eddie's delivery, the same way I appreciate Taz' delivery, another master on the stick. In this case, Eddie Kingston needs to shut the fuck up and stay in his lane. His lane is as an AEW guy speaking about AEW and flying the flag for AEW. Then, I'm completely on board. Tell me how great AEW is. Fly the flag for your company and show me that you wear your heart on your sleeve. Tell me why you were an Indie guy for the majority of your career and then this company took the chance on you and you have learned to love it and everything about it. Now, I'm on board. Don't take the easy way out and knock the WWE. If you go back and listen to the fans, they really didn't pop that hard when he took the jab at WWE. You didn't get the reaction you were looking for. They were thinking, 'Alright, Eddie, stay away from them, there's no reason to go there.' If Cody wanted to destroy a throne, I get it. If Jericho wants to say 'F You!' I get it. But Eddie, why? There's no reason for Eddie to say it."
Cody Rhodes, Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley and plenty of ex-WWE talent have taken shots at WWE in past interviews and on television.
Kingston was never signed by WWE, but he did have a tryout with the company and they contacted him after his AEW Dynamite debut in July 2020.
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