Eddie Kingston has claimed that the only thing he learned from one high-profile AEW adversary was “what it was to be a snake backstage.”
It’s fair to say that Eddie Kingston wears his heart on his sleeve. From his open dislike of Claudio Castagnoli to his very public issues with AEW World Champion CM Punk, if Eddie Kingston feels a certain way about you, you’ll know it.
For the majority of 2022, Kingston has been at war with Chris Jericho and pretty much anyone who associates with the former WWE star. The pair have battled one-on-one, and as part of opposing factions in some of the brutal matches that AEW has to offer.
The feud (at least for now) came to an end on the July 20th episode of AEW Dynamite in a “Barbed Wire Everywhere” match. Although Jericho won the match, it was the Mad King who got the last laugh, pushing his rival into a barbed wire covered board as the show went off the air.
Speaking during an appearance on the Under The Ring podcast, Kingston reflected on his AEW run to date, and lengthy rivalry with Chris Jericho. The AEW star said that he hates all of his matches, as well as Jericho himself, later adding that he learned what it was to be a snake backstage from his adversary.
“Oh I hated them all, I hated every single one of them. I don’t like any of my work plus I don’t like Chris [Jericho]. Being in the ring with him was a headache, it was seven months of a headache but I’m proud that it’s over, for now. Knowing Chris, [he’ll] probably do something to get me mad and we’ll probably get back in there. Did I learn a lot? Yeah, I learned what it was to be a snake backstage like Chris. I learned to avoid people like Chris and his group, so I did learn from it but it was seven months of my life that I can’t have back so thanks a lot Chris.”
Eddie Kingston hasn’t wrestled in AEW since being defeated by Jericho back in July. While ‘Le Champion’ recently challenged Jon Moxley for the Interim AEW World Championship, although his challenge ended in defeat.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.