Eddie Kingston is still riding the high of getting to wrestle his hero, Jun Akiyama.
The Mad King discussed this subject on the latest edition of the Dark Pouroresu Flowsion podcast, where he reflected on his showdown with Akiyama from last year’s Full Gear pay-per-view event. Check out what he had to say below.
Says he felt blessed that he got to wrestle Akiyama:
After the match I felt blessed to fight Mr. Akiyama and still do. Mr. Akiyama gave me the gift of confidence that I will be the worlds champion. It came together because of me calling Mr. Akiyama out on twitter and of course, Mr. Akiyama accepted. But the ball on this match began to roll faster because of Mox [Jon Moxley] and what he said in his media scrum after his match against Hiroshi Tanahashi.
Names his favorite Kings Road matches:
WOW! There are so many so only 3 is rough and not fair to the other matches hahahaha. I have my three favorites but there are another 2 for people who just want to get into it. Ok but my favorites; 1) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (January 22nd, 1997) 2) Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Tau (6-9-95) 3) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (6-3-94) But two matches that are close into my top 3 is a match I tell anyone who just wants to watch a hard-hitting match and not worry about watching other matches to get the “easter eggs” and highly recommend Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada (June 12th 1998) Jun Akiyama vs Hiroshi Hase (May 1st 1998).
I spoke with AEW wrestler Eddie Kingston. Where we discussed his match with Jun Akiyama. His dream opppenents. His thoughts on Jamie Hayter vs Hikaru Shida at Holiday Bash! Where he said it inspired a certain wrestler to hit the gym at 2 am! pic.twitter.com/TWL7yU9nTX
— Dark Puroresu Flowsion (@PuroresuFlow) January 2, 2023
(H/T and transcribed by Fightful)