Eddie Kingston has sounded off about his feud with CM Punk and taken a shot at a WWE Superstar that he says he has no respect for.
Kingston is currently embroiled in an ongoing battle with 2Point0 and Daniel Garcia after telling Garcia he didn’t respect him on AEW television.
Garcia may be in good company however as Eddie Kingston has discussed people he doesn’t like or respect in the wrestling business with one WWE Superstar seemingly top of that list.
Speaking to NY News 12 Long Island The Mad King let his true feelings known about former WWE United States Champion Cesaro:
“There’s certain people in wrestling I do not like. Punk is one. Cesaro is another one, the big Swiss idiot in WWE. I know him as Claudio (Castagnoli). I don’t like him, I don’t respect him. If he ever comes here, we’re going to have a problem. Or whenever his contract’s up. I don’t even pay attention to what he does. But guys like that, I just don’t like, don’t respect.”
Eddie Kingston has shared the ring with Cesaro – when the Swiss star was known as Claudio Castagnoli – on numerous occasions in promotions such as Ring Of Honor, CZW, and CHIKARA. The men last faced each other in March 2011 at a CHIKARA show in Kingston’s hometown of New York.
Kingston also opened up about his recent feud with CM Punk and how the reality of the men’s dislike for one another outshone any pro wrestling storyline:
“The thing with Punk, I guess you could say the ‘promo’, it wasn’t a promo. He doesn’t like me, I don’t like him. And we’ve had a lot of things to say to each other that we’ve never had the chance to say to each other. We’ve either said it to friends, mutual friends of each other, or we just decided to ignore each other or whatever.”
“There’s a lot of other things, I’m not going to get too inside baseball on it, there’s a lot of stuff that went on behind the scenes that nobody really needs to know. But yeah, that wasn’t a promo. That was something we’ve both wanted to say to each other for fifteen years. That was fifteen years of buildup for both of us.
“So then you think ‘how do you follow that up with a match?’ It wasn’t a match, we actually fought. I hit him, he hit me, you know what I mean? When it was over, we didn’t shake each other’s hands after the match like people do. We didn’t go on Twitter and say how great and lucky we were to face each other.”
“Punk don’t like me, I don’t like Punk. That’s it. That’s the end of it. There’s no promo, there’s no ‘this is made up’, this is reality and that’s it. When we have to get into the ring, we’ll be professional, but you know for a fact we’re going to take a lot of shots at each other. If the fans enjoy it, they enjoy it. At that point, with someone like him who I don’t like, I don’t care if people like it or not at that point. It could’ve been zero people in the audience, I was going to hit him.”