Eddie Kingston may be a lot of things in the world of pro wrestling, but he is no locker room leader. The man doesn’t even want that responsibility.
The All Elite Wrestling star spoke with Scott Fishman of TV Insider to talk about a variety of topics. Kingston was asked about evolving into a locker room leader inside the company, Kingston doesn’t want to be a leader of the locker room.
“No! I don’t want to be a locker room leader. I just want to do my job,” Eddie Kingston said. “That’s what I love about our locker room is we have more people in the locker room who just want to do their job and do it correctly. You’ll always have locker room drama, but it’s usually stomped out because the locker room is filled with pros. We have enough pros where everything is set straight. I’m not a locker room leader. I’m just the loudest one. I’m not a leader. I just got a big mouth. So if I have a problem with someone or something, everyone hears it.”
Kingston was also asked about the atmosphere of the company compared to how he debuted a couple of years ago, he said that competition has stepped up.
“It’s getting bigger. Competition has stepped up,” Eddie Kingston said. “Either you force the hand or get left behind. That’s any business or sport or any entertainment. If you don’t step your game up and someone new comes along, you’re going to fall back. Then it’s nobody’s fault but your own.”
Kingston also realizes he was his own worst enemy in his career as a wrestler. This is a common theme in his journey
“A lot of self-inflicted wounds,” Eddie Kingston admitted. “I was my own worst enemy. I realize it now.”
“Without a doubt. I would not change one thing,” Eddie Kingston admitted. “I don’t look back. I look back on my deathbed. You’re only as good as your last match. I was taught that very early on.”
Eddie has gone through some dark times, but he said that they give him an appreciation for where he is in his life. We’ll have to see what’s next for him, but Kingston will keep doing his thing in his own way.
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