AEW superstar Eddie Kingston recently spoke with TalkSport about a wide range of pro-wrestling related topics, which includes the moment the Mad King truly felt like he belonged in the promotion. Kingston also goes into detail about the promo he cut after Revolution 2021, the same event that saw him pass out on top of Jon Moxley after the botched explosion from Mox’s barbed wire match with Kenny Omega. Highlights are below.
Says he really felt like he belonged in AEW after the Double or Nothing tag team match against the Young Bucks:
After that match with Moxley against The Young Bucks [at Double or Nothing], for the first time, I felt like I belonged in AEW. It was because of that match. And also because we had 5,000 people in Daily’s Place and that was my first time in front of an AEW crowd really. Before Jon kicked the door open, he looked over at me and said, ‘Get ready to be over.’ I said, ‘What did you say motherf*****?’ And he kicked the door open and we just went! It was definitely a career highlight. But being in there with Jon? Come on, man, that’s my boy. It’s huge. He’s the man. He’s my man.
On the promo he cut on Dynamite to cover up the botched ending from Revolution 2021:
The idea for the next day, how we were going to ‘cover it’ or whatever you want to call it, I took a real-life experience where I did have a panic attack before I had to go to court. I didn’t pass out, but I was very close because I was so amped up and so scared of going to jail that I was shaking. That’s how mentally I did myself in and I had a panic attack. I couldn’t breath. I just said to them, ‘Well, let’s bring real life in there.’ And the things I’ve noticed since doing the Players’ Tribune and then openly talking about panic attacks etc., I always knew I wasn’t alone in how I felt, but now I really know I’m not the only one who goes through this sort of stuff and that’s a great feeling. Hopefully other people feel that too.