Eddie Kingston Confirms CM Punk/Cena Easter Egg In AEW Rampage Promo
Kingston vs. Punk has shades of Punk vs. Cena in 2011
With AEW Full Gear a few days away, a lot of anticipation has built in a very short amount of time for the Eddie Kingston CM Punk match, with the two promo masters clashing on a recent episode of AEW: Rampage.
During the promo battle between the two, Kingston and Punk talked about their past in Ring of Honor and on the Indies, with Kingston even dropping a Cena/Punk easter egg in the mix, and as told to Louis Dangoor of GiveMeSport, every word that left Kingston’s mouth was intentional:
“There was a lot of reality to that before the little easter egg,” said Kingston “There was reality to it. I'm not going to tell you how much reality."
The easter egg in question is how CM Punk is now the John Cena of 2011, whilst Eddie Kingston is CM Punk. Kingston didn't compare Punk to the New York Yankees though.
Despite their differences on the mic, in the ring, and seemingly in the past, Kingston admitted that he greatly anticipated Punk’s arrival in AEW:
"I couldn't wait for him to come in because I knew he would help the company,” continued Kingston “I love AEW, I'm a homer, they gave me a shot and I'm not going anywhere, anything that helps this place grow, I'm all about. Then I was like, 'it'd be fun. It'd be fun to beat him up a little bit.' It was a more recent thing (us working together). I really don't know how it came up because I'm not that guy. I do whatever you tell me, whatever you got. If I don't like it, you'll know. Nine out of ten times it's, 'Eddie, you're doing this, this is what we need.’"
Kingston and Punk barely held back when on the mic, but both are professionals, and Kingston has earned enough trust from the back to go out with a mic and speak his mind:
"They know that I'm going to go out there and be a pro and they know that I'm not going to go out there and go into business for myself and hurt them or bury them,” explained Kingston “They know I'm not going to do that. Whatever I say in that moment is reality, but after, I don't care. I've known a lot of these guys (in AEW) for over 10 years. They know how I am and they know I'm not going to do anything to hurt anybody. Everything I do is for the company. Have I had people on the Independents (be mad), yeah. Chris Hero, me and him don't like each other, there were a lot of things said by both of us where we were giving each other shots. We were letting each other say things and went, 'I'll remember that when we're in the ring.'"