Eddie Kingston is just now getting the national spotlight after nearly two decades in the business.
While Kingston has risen to prominence over the last year in AEW at the age of 39, some of his peers in the promotion have already gotten the national spotlight before they've turned 25.
Speaking to Chris Mueller of Bleacher Report, Kingston named of the guys he sees as the future of the business.
"Everybody knows Jungle Boy is the future of the business," he said. "[Wheeler] Yuta just came in. I've known him for a minute. Bryan Pillman Jr. of course, and his partner, Griff [Garrison]. A lot of guys in the Dark Order are the future, especially of AEW. I don't like the kid. What's his name? MJF? He's an assh--e. He hasn't messed with me yet. I have known him for a very long time and he knows how I am. I'll give the devil his due. He is definitely the future of AEW."
Jungle Boy and MJF have already received AEW World Title matches during their time in the compay.
Kingston continued by naming a handful of competitors who are outside of AEW as well.
"You have a bunch of young, hungry guys there and in all of wrestling. Every promotion has a bunch of guys who are ready to go. I think the pandemic made these guys hungrier because they saw that everything can be taken away in a heartbeat. Wrestling is in good hands. My man Curt Stallion, who just got let go. When he gets his shot, he will knock it out of the park. There are so many good dudes. Joshua Bishop in AIW up in Cleveland. He's an animal. I don't want to keep naming people because I know I'm going to leave somebody out and I am going to feel bad. Charli Evans out in Australia, Marti Belle, Allysin Kay, they're great," said Kingston.
Kingston is currently aligned with Jon Moxley, who will be in action on Wednesday's episode of AEW Dynamite, defending the IWGP US Title against Lance Archer in a Texas Deathmatch.
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