AEW's Eddie Kingston Addresses Throwing Shade At Other Promotions
“Everyone relax. Let’s love it. Let’s love this. Let’s relax.”
AEW’s Eddie Kingston is a proud man. A veteran of the indies, Kingston has paid his dues across arenas and bingo halls alike, and now settled in AEW, is proud of himself and his peers.
After an AEW taping last week, Kingston took the mic and passionately put over the AEW locker-room and product, whilst throwing some light shade at those ‘on the other channel’, in a move that divided fan opinion in an already tribal online space.
Kingston himself has since commented on the promo, saying to WrestleZone:
“Let’s get this question out of the way, 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, 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.
“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.”