Eddie Kingston Dealing With Injury Following NJPW Resurgence

Eddie Kingston suffered injury during NJPW Resurgence

Eddie Kingston dropped the NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship to Gabe Kidd at NJPW Resurgence on May 11, but it seems as though Kingston also picked up an injury during his match.

Kingston and Kidd fought in a brutal no-rope last man standing match, with one spot seeing Kidd suplex Kingston off of the apron through a table propped up against the guardrail, with Kingston landing high on his shoulders whilst his knee violently smashed into the top of the rail. Kingston instantly clutched his knee after the incident.

An update from F4WOnline has shed little on Kingston’s current condition, but claims that AEW executives were ‘crossing their fingers’ and hoping that Kingston would be ok. The former Continental Crown holder is scheduled to be a part of the huge eight-man Anarchy in the Arena fight at Double or Nothing, and the word coming out is that AEW are ‘hoping’ that Kingston will still be able to perform in the match on May 26.

A report from Fightful Select adds that Eddie required assistance after the match and was walking with a 'bad limp' backstage afterwards, but again the severity of the injury remains unknown.

If AEW are forced to pivot and find a replacement for Kingston then they have got some storyline outs, with the beatdown of Eddie by The Young Bucks and Jack Perry post-match potentially being one explanation as to his condition should it be severe enough to warrant time away from the ring. 

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