The King of New York may be an honorary title, but it is one born of respect. Whether John Gotti, Biggie Smalls, or Christopher Walken, it is not a title thrown around lightly. But while some people refer to Eddie Kingston as wrestling’s King of New York, Kingston states that former Ring of Honor World Champion Homicide is the King, not he.
When asked about the New York scene on Highspots’ Virtual Gimmick Table, Kingston said the following:
"Until the day Homicide is in the grave, there will be no other King of New York. Homicide will always be the King of New York because every New Yorker that has made it from my generation or the generation after me, it was because of Homicide. He mentored all of us. He may not have trained us, but he has mentored all of us. So, until the day he's in the ground, there is no other King of New York.
“Any match he had with Bryan Danielson or Colt Cabana in Ring of Honor. The match with him and Samoa Joe from Do or Die, you felt the shift. People actually started to see, 'Oh, Homicide is not just a guy with blood and guts, he can actually go.' Anytime he and Low Ki went at it. He's a jack of all trades. It sounds like I'm kissing his ass, he's my best friend and saved my life. If you know, you know. If you don't, keep it moving.”