Eddie Kingston made a huge impact after his appearance on AEW Dynamite, when he answered Cody’s open challenge for the TNT Championship.
Kingston didn’t manage to dethrone Cody but his promo skills combined with his in-ring ability immediately caught the eye of the wrestling fans.
Kingston has been a huge name on the independent scene for several years and finally received a huge deal from AEW. Kingston is currently heading a stable with Lucha Bros and The Butcher and The Blade and spoke with Chris Jericho on his podcast recently about his wrestling career.
Kingston revealed that after his appearance on AEW, his stock was at an all-time high and WWE, who were trying to get him as a coach for years, once again offered him a contract.
Kingston, however, turned it down, as he felt he wouldn’t have worked his 100% as a coach and signed with AEW as an in-ring performer instead.
“But my thing was, and I told them, I can’t collect a paycheck if I didn’t earn it. They were like, ‘What do you mean?’ And my thing was, I was gonna go in there, coach, be bitter and angry about coaching, not getting a shot. And these guys who don’t, they love wrestling now cause they’re at the Performance Center, no offense to them …”
Kingston revealed that Christopher Daniels was the guy who secured him a job in AEW, and he has a great rapport with several AEW wrestlers as several members of the roster have worked in the independent scene for a long time.