Eddie Kingston Provides Update On His Eye Injury, Says He's Ready Right Now

Eddie Kingston is ready to return when called upon.

Kingston hasn't wrestled since the January 11 episode of AEW Dark when he took on Joey Janela. He was pulled from The WRLD on GCW due to an eye injury and isn't currently medically cleared.

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However, he's ready to go when asked.

"The injury is great," he told Luke Owen & Denise Salcedo of WrestleTalk when asked about the injury. "I'm ready to go right now. If the doctors would clear me, I would go, I would just have to protect (my eye) the whole time. I'm also used to that. I've had this injury before. On the independents, you have to go, I gotta make money and pay rent. My eye before...what happened was, I had the match, things happen, it's not ballet, we're fighting and I like to keep it as realistic as possible. I blew my nose and my eye swelled up. I said, 'Oh, it's an orbital, without a doubt.' I've had it before. I wanted to ask the AEW doctor, 'is it alright if I cut it again?' 'What are you talking about?' 'I cut it, don't do things for a little bit, and then I'm fine.' He's like, 'No, go to the doctor.' That's what I would do on the independents, I would cut it a little, get the blood or the air out and then work the next day."

Kingston said that his eye would hurt when he worked out because he was lifting too much weight, but has learned how manage that.

When asked when he would be able to return, Kingston said, "I want to come back now. This is not my call. Now, I'm with a major company. It's their call. I'm a product of them and they are paying me. They don't want to send out something that is injured that they are paying or they don't want to risk their investment in me or get me re-injured. I'm a product. I don't mean to make it sound so cold, but it's reality. We're pieces to a machine."

It is unknown when Kingston will return to television. He was involved in a storyline with Chris Jericho, Santana & Ortiz before his absence.

Jericho is set to hold an Inner Circle Team Meeting on Wednesday's episode of AEW Dynamite. You can view the current lineup for the show by clicking here.

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