Eddie Kingston Doesn't Care How Many Wrestlers AEW Sign

More wrestlers just means more competition to ‘The Mad King’

With Keith Lee becoming ‘All Elite’, and Jay White stepping through ‘the forbidden door’ competition for spaces in AEW has just gotten hotter. But Eddie Kingston doesn’t care.

After scratching and clawing his way through the Indies to AEW, Kingston is used to fighting for his spot, and as he told WrestleTalk, he’s going to try and outwork whoever enters the locker-room:

“I don’t care who they bring in. I don’t care. Because the bottom line is, I’ve gotta outwork everybody anyway,” started Kingston. “You bring in Bryan, Bryan’s not the World Champion, Hangman is. So I’m trying to outwork the World Champion, so I’m gonna outwork Bryan. You can bring in Punk, he’s not the World Champion, I’m gonna outwork Punk. You can bring in anybody, I have to outwork them. And if I don’t, then I fail. But I’ve gotta put everything in, so I don’t care.

“To me, when you hear, ‘This person’s now coming to AEW’, I don’t see a face, I don’t see a name, everything’s blank. If you’re not the World Champion, if I’m not teaming up with Moxley to go after the Tag [Team Championship], I don’t care who you are. If you’re not my friends, I don’t care. I only learned that because that’s the attitude you have to have on the independents, because you’re going from show A to show B – different shows, not the same locker room. So you have to outwork different people.”

Kingston continued:

“I also like competition, so come on over. See how you do over here now, where you’re not protected by people in corporate. I also like it when Tony invests in other people because I take it personally. It’s just me, my mental… this is what drives me. I’ve never heard Tony say, ‘Well my investment in Eddie was bad, let’s bring in someone else’. But in my crazy (mentality), to motivate myself, I go, ‘Oh, okay, you’re bringing him in because you think he’s better than me’. So God forbid if I get in the ring with the guy, but until then, I’ve gotta outwork them.”

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