Eddie Kingston’s work on the independent circuit got the attention of Tony Khan, who signed him to AEW. Kingston made his Dynamite debut on the July 22, 2020, edition of Dynamite and the rest, as they say, is history. Now, the Mad King is in a very interesting situation.
Ringside News exclusively reported that Kingston and Sammy Guevara recently got into an altercation backstage. We were told that “Eddie is suspended” after a dispute with Sammy Guevara that got out of hand.
Kingston was, in fact, suspended in the wake of his altercation with Guevara. This led to The Mad King missing out on AEW live shows and television tapings. Dave Meltzer reported that Kingston was “secretly suspended” and that the suspension is “already over.”
Kingston versus Guevara was the planned match for All Out, but that no longer appears to be the case given the real-life heat that exists between the two wrestlers. Sean Sapp provided details on the future of the bout from behind Fightul’s paywall.
Eddie Kingston and Sammy Guevara were supposed to compete at All Out, but that doesn’t seem like it’s happening. AEW hasn’t confirmed one was or another, but Eddie Kingston has been off television the last couple of weeks, with Fightful gaining word he was briefly suspended by the company.
Fightful has been unable to confirm that with All Elite Wrestling, but have heard that he’s already completed it. Kingston has not been present at recent All Elite Wrestling segments, and we’ve been told of at least one segment to build up the once-planned All Out match that was scrapped.
Rumors among talent that we’ve heard about said that Guevara and Kingston had developed heat and it devolved into an “altercation.” The word backstage was that Guevara made a comment about Kingston’s physique, and Kingston took a swing at him. We’ve not confirmed that with anyone that witnessed it, and reached out to both parties.
The feud is continuing, as Sammy Guevara and Tay Melo are taking on Ortiz and Ruby Soho on Rampage. Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp noted ahead of AEW Dynamite on Twitter that All Out changes were happening. At that time, there were no matches that were publicly set for the show that would end up on the actual card. We haven’t learned if this situation has since been rectified, or the status of the match moving forward.
All Out will take place inside the Now Arena in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, on September 4th, 2022. Odds are, Eddie Kingston won’t be on the show, but that seems to be the consequence for this situation. Keep checking back with Ringside News as more information is revealed about this situation. You can check out the lineup for the pay-per-view event right here.
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