AEW superstar Eddie Kingston recently spoke with TalkSport about this 2020 feud against Jon Moxley, where the Mad King and the Purveyor of Violence battled it out for the AEW world championship at that year’s Full Gear pay per view. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
Says he had a lot of fun feuding with Moxley during the build up to Full Gear 2020:
“That was so much fun to be in there with him. A lot of it was just… I don’t think about what I’m going to say and neither does Mox. We may have a line in our head and we’re like ‘aight, we’re just gonna say that line and see how the people react or our opponents react’ then we see what comes into our heads after that so we can be from the heart. It’s not scripted. I’m not against scripts. I know a lot of people are. I’m not against it because some people need it. Some people don’t. Me and Jon are two people who are lucky enough, well, Jon is talented enough, I’m lucky enough [laughs] where I can’t remember things, so you can’t give me a script! You got to give me little points and then I can work with that and build off that. That whole face-to-face wasn’t supposed to happen like that, we just got into it. We felt the moment and we spoke about certain things that are real life in there to mix in with the wrestling.”
Says Moxley has been a big advocate for him his whole life:
“At the end you’re just so amped up and you’re so… I don’t know. I go into a different world when I’m out there, you know what I mean? So when I come through the curtain I’m not thinking ‘Oh, man. That was great!’ or anything else, I need a minute or two to get away from everyone to breath and then come back to this reality, or whatever you want to call it. Afterwards we were like ‘well, it felt good!’ Jon loved it, of course. Jon has been one of the biggest advocates for me in my whole career since we met. A lot of people don’t know that he was trying to get me into WWE years ago. Trying his best to do what he could. ‘Hey, I told this guy to check you out,’” said Kingston. “And this is me and Jon not talking for years and out of nowhere he’ll text me ‘Hey, I told so and so to watch your match from blah blah blah’ and I’ll be like ‘Who is this?’ And he’ll be like ‘Jon’ and I’ll be like ‘Oh hey, what’s up Mox?’ [laughs]. That’s the kind of friends we are.”