Online abuse against AEW stars has come to the fore in recent weeks as former World Women’s Champion Riho deactivated her account in the wake of negative comments.
While the star has not spoken publicly about why exactly she deleted her account, she has responded to fans who sent her messages of support through her Instagram Stories.
“Thank you for many messages. I realised that I was loved by more people than I thought. Thank you and I love you guys”
Now, Eddie Kingston has shown solidarity with his fellow star. Taking to Instagram, he posted a picture of Terry Funk to say he’s the GOAT, before adding that he had left Twitter himself after seeing some of the “evil” messages directed at Riho.
“Terry Funk is the G.O.A.T.
“I got rid of my tweeter because I saw some evil s*** tweeted at Riho and I’m done.”
Eddie Kingston recently ‘quit’ AEW to move to ROH
After weeks of airing his frustrations about AEW in interviews and on social media, Kingston reached his limit when he was added to the Face Of The Revolution Ladder Match without being informed in advance.
Then, on the March 1st edition of Dynamite, he ended up in a brawl with his former friend Ortiz which saw the pair being separated by security. After the show ended, he took part in a backstage interview where he quit the company and left the building.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 2, 2023
However, the exit was a way for him to make the move to Ring of Honor. On the March 9th edition of the company’s weekly TV show, he made his intentions clear as he laid down a challenge to Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH World Championship.