Eddie Kingston made his AEW debut in July 2020, where he faced off against Cody Rhodes for the TNT Championship. While unsuccessful in the match, Kingston impressed many and signed with the company.

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 the “Blindsided” podcast, Eddie Kingston mentioned his Player’s Tribune article and opened up about his struggles to love himself prior to his AEW debut.

Now I know nothing’s wrong with me, it just is what it is. It’s just who I am,” he said, “But back then, no. I hated myself. I hated that I was Irish and Puerto Rican, I hated that I was a fighter, I hated people around me, because I hated myself so much that it  just projected out. Also thinking that I was never good enough for anything was always a big thing.


I’m never gonna be cured, this is who I am. And I love that I know that now. And I love that I’m learning how to get better at loving myself. but it’s an everyday struggle. Cause I don’t like attention, and I’m in the pro wrestling business out of all things!”

Even Chris Jericho recently stated that Eddie Kingston reminded him of Randy Orton. We will have to wait and see what is next in store for Eddie Kingston in AEW.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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