Eddie Kingston has opened up about his true feelings towards the backstage persona of Bryan Danielson.
Since arriving in All Elite Wrestling at the conclusion to last September’s All Out pay-per-view, Bryan Danielson has kept himself in the headlines, whether that was through an incredible pair of World Championship matches vs. ‘Hangman’ Adam Page or by teasing to create a stable of the world’s greatest technical wrestlers. One person who’s not quite convinced by him, however, is Eddie Kingston.
Danielson is due to face Jon Moxley, Kingston’s ally, at Revolution this Sunday in the hope of forming an alliance with ‘The Death Rider’. According to Kingston, he’d prefer to not be part of the proposed trio.
Speaking exclusively to Inside The Ropes’ Kenny McIntosh, Eddie Kingston let his true feelings towards Bryan Danielson be known publicly, seemingly indicating that ‘The American Dragon’ we see on television isn’t the man he truly is behind the scenes:
“No, no, no, no, no! [laughs] [Jon] Mox can team up with Bryan [Danielson] all day, but when it is me and Mox, it is me and Mox. I don’t like Bryan and I don’t trust Bryan. Bryan is a very judgemental person, he has his nose up in the air in the back so no. Everyone loves Bryan for whatever he puts out on TV, I’m talking about backstage stuff man, he is a very judgemental pr**k. So no, I have no desire to be friends with Bryan or team up with Bryan.”
Intriguingly, this comes just days after the former Daniel Bryan admitted to bullying fellow wrestlers backstage, though crucially, he only does this to those he knows well and is done in a jokey way (h/t Fightful):
“I’m a real bully. I come in and I tend to bully people around a little bit. People laugh and think that’s funny but, it’s actually very true. I don’t bully people I don’t know, I bully people like Paul Wight and Mark Henry. When I came in and Paul saw me, he goes, ‘Oh no, the bully is back!’”
While Danielson collides with Moxley at Revolution, Eddie Kingston has his hands full with Chris Jericho, a match he wasn’t too excited about when it was first announced.
AEW Revolution airs live on pay-per-view this Sunday (6 March) from the Addition Financial Arena in Orlando.