Eddie Kingston took the opportunity to address the live fans in Daily’s Place following AEW Dynamite last Saturday. That video went viral because he took several shots at WWE in the process.
Some have chastised Kingston for taking the easy way in that promo. The fact is that AEW has taken several shots at WWE since the company started and this is just the most recent. Eddie Kingston thinks that everyone needs to calm down.
WrestleZone had a chance to speak with Eddie Kingston about this situation. He made it clear that he’s not going to bury the locker room that he’s a part of. He praised the AEW locker room in that promo for giving their all. Then he circled back around to discussing how competition is good in pro wrestling.
“Let’s get this question out of the way. Let’s all calm down. You think I’m going to go bury the locker room that I work for? No, plus I love our locker room. I love AEW. What do you want from me? They’re paying me! They’re putting me on national television after – it’ll be 20 years in October. Of course I’m gonna rah-rah AEW. Relax. Relax. I expect people from the other joint if they’re allowed to mention our names,” Kingston explained, “they’ll probably do the same thing cause you know what I mean? They want their home team to win. It’s just like the NFL or Major League Baseball, man. You wanna go with your home team, AEW’s my team. That’s my squad.”
“Man, competition’s good. Watch pro wrestling. I don’t care. I grew up during days in the ’90s where you had guys in ECW calling out everybody. You had WCW doing everything they could to beat World Wrestling Federation at the time. They did too! It’s good! Competition’s good y’all! Because then everybody watches pro wrestling. When everybody watches it, for those who are into it for this, this happens [indicates making money]. I’m into it because I love it, I never want to do anything else, but anyway I digress cause I could keep talking, but for what happened, for the after-show. Let everyone go home happy, people got butthurt and some didn’t, everyone relax. Let’s love it. Let’s love this. Let’s relax.”
We’ll have to see if Eddie Kingston takes any more shots at WWE while using an AEW platform to get his message across. There are a variety of responses to what Kingston said, but he doesn’t seem to think that people need to dwell on it too much. He was just trying to send the AEW fans home happy and give them something to cheer about. It’s not his fault that AEW fans love cheering for digs at WWE.
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