Eddie Kingston has rocketed to the top of AEW very quickly. He recently shared his experiences throughout his time in the wrestling industry, and has become an extremely sympathetic character, despite his brash attitude. It’s hard to belive that he was nearly homeless at the start of the pandemic.
Now, Kingston is just days away from the biggest match of his life. He’s set to face CM Punk at the Full Gear pay-per-view. After 19 years as wrestler, he is finally getting his shot under the bright lights. Kingston recently told DAZN the match is the most personal of his entire career.
“It’s 15 years in the making. I wouldn’t say it’s the biggest match of my career but it’s definitely the most personal match. Professionally, it was me and [Jon] Moxley last year because I truly believe in my heart that the AEW World title is the biggest prize in all of America. That was the biggest match for me, but this weekend, personally, it’s me and Punk.”
The Mad King is hoping to seize the moment. In a career filled with obstacles, he’s trying to come to terms with the gravity of it all. His comments give the upcoming bout a big-fight feel. Eddie Kingston is just enjoying the gravity of the moment.
“When people tell you they always believed something was going to happen, I think they’re lying. I’ve had doubts my whole career. I’ve had doubts my whole life. I did not expect this, and I have to pinch myself every once in a while. I still don’t think it’s real. I’m just trying to live in the moment. This can all be taken away at any moment just like 2020 has shown us.”
While fighting CM Punk will be the biggest moment of his career, Kingston said he’s focused on gold. He wants to be a champion. Eddie doesn’t care if it’s the tag titles, TNT championship, or the world title. The huge fight with Punk will be just a step in the right direction.
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