Eddie Kingston took a shot at WWE in a typically impassioned promo after AEW Dynamite went off the air.
AEW Dynamite ended in chaos after Kenny Omega successfully defended his title against Jungle Boy. After the match, Christain Cage chased off Omega, who was about to hit Jungle Boy with the championship.
This brought out Matt Hardy and Private Party and resulted in the Young Bucks dropping Cage with a double superkick, as he went to hit Hardy with the Kill Switch.
‘The Elite’ celebrated before a chair wielding Kingston and Penta El Zero Meido sent them fleeing.
Kingston then took the mic and thanked the fans for their support while taking a few shots at WWE in the process.
Here’s what Kingston said:
“That’s what I’m talking about. Because the competition sometimes doesn’t want to hear their fans. Oh, I guess I’m burning another bridge — surprise! Ladies and gentlemen, AEW cares about their fans. Because we are not here just to get ourselves a paycheck. We’re here every week — with you people, without you people — and we come out here and we bust our asses. We love professional wrestling!
“You saw a match between Kenny Omega and my dude, Jungle Boy, that you will not see on the other channel. You will not see legends who are respected on the other channel. You will not see people like me and my best friend (Penta) on the other channel. And you will not see the heart that everybody in that locker room has on the other channel. Ladies and gentlemen, I was supposed to send you home happy, but I’m speaking from my heart. The bottom line is this: We are AEW. We will see you Wednesday, and we want to hear you!”
In 2016 Eddie Kingston received a WWE tryout at the Performance Center. But he knew he wouldn’t fit in with the company. Kingston debuted for AEW last July to challenge Cody Rhodes for the TNT Championship. He signed with AEW the following week.
h/t WrestlingInc for the transcription.