AEW's Bryan Danielson On His Disappointment In Eddie Kingston

“What would happen if he put in that extra effort right?”

Heading into AEW Full Gear, CM Punk and Eddie Kingston memorably clashed on the mic, with Punk saying he and other members of the ROH locker-room were disappointed in Eddie back in the day.

The promo made anticipation for the match reach fever pitch, with Punk overcoming Kingston at the event after two Go 2 Sleeps. 

However, during the post-Full Gear media scrum, Bryan Danielson was asked about his feelings towards Kingston, after Punk had specifically named Danielson in his promo.

“It was interesting because Eddie and I actually had interviews where I said the same thing,” Danielson said “I want to say this: Eddie is a very inspirational person and human being. But when I look at Eddie and CM Punk looks at Eddie, and you could see that tonight, when you look at him he’s freaking awesome. What would happen if he put in that extra effort right? He works his ass off when he’s out there but what one of the things right before we had our first match, after [wrestling in] Miami he goes out till three in the morning. After the show I’m in my hotel room stretching, getting ready so that my body is physically prepared for the next week.

“Eddie’s shoulder right now is really banged up, right? I’ve been wrestling for 22 years and I feel invincible. I’ve been wrestling every single week since I started. There’s putting in the work when you’re wrestling and there’s putting in the work when you’re not wrestling. And that’s the difference. This is what I want to say about Eddie. One, he’s got an incredible heart, and two, he’s such a great wrestler. I don’t know if you guys watched that CM Punk Eddie Kingston match but it was unbelievable.

“Sometimes I get jealous because I’m not that naturally talented, I see him and I’m like, ‘Oh God, what if I had that?’ So, I think that’s where the disappointment comes in. This is one of the things that Tony [Khan] wouldn’t let air that I said about Eddie, ‘fatigue makes cowards of us all’. It’s in every amateur wrestling locker room all across the country. I work my ass off so I never get tired. Eddie is the one guy I know who gets tired and doesn’t stop. That speaks to his heart.”

H/T: Wrestling Inc.

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