Eddie Kingston is defending comments he made after a special Saturday night Dynamite On Saturday, June 26.
Eddie Kingston has always been known for his ability on the microphone. Following the episode of Dynamite on Saturday, June 26, 2021, Eddie Kingston passionately spoke to the crowd in Jacksonville, Florida about the heart that everybody in the All Elite Wrestling locker room has and similar levels of passion could not be found on “the other channel.”
"Because the competition sometimes doesn't want to hear their fans. I guess I'm burning another bridge. Surprise. Ladies and Gentlemen, AEW cares about their fans. Because we are not here just to get ourselves a paycheck. We're here every week, with you people, without you people, and we come out here and we bust our asses. Because we love professional wrestling. I will give the devil his due, but you saw a match between Kenny Omega and my dude, Jungle Boy, that you will not see on the other channel. You will not see legends who are respected on the other channel. You will not see people like me and my best friend on the other channel. And you will not see the heart that everybody in that locker room has on the other channel."
Speaking with Dominic DeAngelo of WrestleZone, Kingston clarified that he believes competition is good and he comes from an era where Brands used to be able to take jabs at one another while understanding that overall growth is better for the industry as a whole.
“Let’s get this question out of the way,” Eddie stated. “Let’s all calm down. You think I’m going to go bury the locker room that I work for? No, plus I love our locker room. I love AEW. What do you want from me? They’re paying me! They’re putting me on national television after – it’ll be 20 years in October. Of course I’m gonna rah-rah AEW. Relax. Relax. I expect people from the other joint if they’re allowed to mention our names,” Kingston explained, “they’ll probably do the same thing cause you know what I mean? They want their home team to win. It’s just like the NFL or Major League Baseball, man. You wanna go with your home team, AEW’s my team. That’s my squad.”
He continued, “Man, competition’s good. Watch pro wrestling. I don’t care. I grew up during days in the ’90s where you had guys in ECW calling out everybody. You had WCW doing everything they could to beat World Wrestling Federation at the time. They did too! It’s good! Competition’s good y’all! Because then everybody watches pro wrestling. When everybody watches it, for those who are into it for this, this happens [indicates making money]. I’m into it because I love it, I never want to do anything else, but anyway I digress cause I could keep talking, but for what happened, for the after-show,” Kingston said, “let everyone go home happy, people got butthurt and some didn’t, everyone relax. Let’s love it. Let’s love this. Let’s relax.”
Eddie Kingston continues to play a major part in AEW programming. Next week, he will team with Penta El Zero M to face Matt and Nick Jackson.
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