Eddie Kingston Reveals Jon Moxley Pitched Using Homicide At AEW Rampage Grand Slam
The Notorious 187's appearance was a surprise for the New York crowd
AEW’s first foray into the New York market with September’s Grand Slam specials from Arthur Ashe Stadium were a roaring success, capped off with New York’s own Homicide joining Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley in their fight against Suzuki-gun.
Homicide and Kingston go back years, with ‘The Notorious 187’ serving as Kingston’s mentor, and as revealed to The New York Post, it was Moxley who suggested getting Homicide in the ring:
"It was Mox’s idea because Homicide came to visit and hang out and see me. Then we were like, we got to get him on," Kingston told Joseph Staszewski. “He just came in to say hello and Mox was like ‘I’m gonna go talk to Tony, we have to do something.’ We surprised him [Homicide] and it meant a lot to him. He’s not a real emotional dude, he was very grateful.”
Kingston has committed his loyalty to Homicide over the years, calling the former ROH World Champion ‘The King of New York until he is in his grave’. Kingston also warned CM Punk not to speak Homicide’s name when the two had their recent promo showdown ahead of AEW Full Gear 2021.