Eddie Kingston has revealed if he ever watches the current WWE product, or current-day wrestling at all for that matter.
Currently signed to All Elite Wrestling, Eddie Kingston is part of what many believe to be the most complete pro wrestling product in the world right now. Perfectly balancing in-ring action with compelling narrative directions, Tony Khan has quite deservedly been voted the Promoter of the Year (2019 through 2021) and Best Booker (2020 and 2021) by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Given his busy schedule between wrestling full-time for AEW, where he’s one of the top faces in the company, and fulfilling his dates on the independent circuit, it doesn’t leave Eddie Kingston with much time to actually watch wrestling. In fact, he rarely watches the current product at all.
When asked by Inside The Ropes’ Kenny McIntosh, ‘The Mad King’ confirmed that he mainly watches old school Japanese wrestling, with his viewing of the current product, specifically WWE, being limited to if he’s told something has happened:
“As of late, it has been hard to watch anything new. I just watch the old All Japan from the ’90s and I watch New Japan. I have been catching up on some DDT. I don’t watch WWE unless someone hits me up and is like ‘Hey, so and so is on NXT, Raw or SmackDown’. Then I will check it out. But when you are busy and on the road, when you get home, you may not even want to watch wrestling. I always watch the old stuff all the time, because that’s what I am learning from.”
Signing with All Elite Wrestling in August 2020, Eddie Kingston has racked up some impressive wins thus far, defeating Lance Archer, Minoru Suzuki, and The Good Brothers, to name but a few, while also enjoying acclaimed championship feuds vs. Jon Moxley, Miro, and The Young Bucks.
His next scheduled contest is due for AEW’s Revolution pay-per-view on Sunday, 6 March, as he faces The Inner Circle’s Chris Jericho.