AEW’s Eddie Kingston Wants To Be A Commentator When In-Ring Career Ends
The Mad King would also consider a run as a road agent
Nothing lasts forever, doubly so in the wrestling business. But when it’s time to hang up the boots, there are plenty of roles within the industry left to fill, and when it’s Eddie Kingston’s time to ride into the sunset, he instead wants to transition into commentary, or become a backstage agent.
In conversation on the My Mom’s Basement podcast, Kingston spoke about his goals when his in-ring career is over:
"I would definitely love to do commentary. I would love to agent. I would love to help younger talent. There is some young talent that doesn't listen, like I did when I was younger, and I would like to tell them, 'It's not going to work out, man. Trust me. All this stuff you're fighting for that you think is so important, I'm telling you, two or three years from now, you're going to look back and go, why did I even care?’
“I look at my career and calling the wrong wrestler a mark. Next thing I know, he's the champion somewhere. Welp, not going there. Told a certain promoter to F off. Welp, not working there. I look back now and I'm like, 'that wasn't a big deal.' I had to be all tough and street. Wasn't a big deal. That's what I try to tell the younger guys. 'Shut up and listen. Everything you think is a big deal now, a lot of it, like 98% of it, later on you're gonna be like what was the point?’
“Everyone has a long journey. I can only lead a horse to water. If they don't drink the water, I gotta drown it. They are not a good horse.”
Kingston has done some commentary work already in AEW, having stepped into the booth for Dark Elevation.