Eddie Kingston made his AEW debut back in July of last year, where he faced off against Cody Rhodes for the TNT Championship. While he was unsuccessful in the match, Kingston impressed many and signed with the company. It seems he had to reshoot a promo with Rhodes as well.

Kingston quickly cemented himself as one of the best talkers in AEW as his promos are known to be from the heart and very natural. He is also very passionate when it comes to the pro wrestling world.

While speaking on a recent Swerve City Podcast, Eddie Kingston revealed that he had to reshoot the promo he cut on Cody Rhodes before his AEW debut. This is because Cody didn’t have the rights to his last name back then.

“Funny story about this promo (referencing the promo he cut on Cody before their TNT Title match), this is the second one, that was the second one. That was the second take. First take, I called him Cody Rhodes.


I just grabbed a mic, you know me being me. And I just called out Zack Sabre Jr, because I was supposed to wrestle him in the UK before the pandemic started. I also wanted to beat him up. I like him, but I think he’s a pr-ck. So I want to beat him up. I called out Nick Aldis, because at the time, I was working for NWA and he was NWA World Champ at the time, and then I just called out Cody for s****and giggles because he had that open challenge.”

Eddie Kingston is now feuding with 2Point0 in AEW, so we will have to wait and see how their feud will progress.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes

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