AEW Star, Eddie Kingston revealed what was going through his mind when he delivered a rousing speech to the AEW roster backstage, during the Brodie Lee Tribute Show on December 30, 2020.
Speaking to Renee Paquette on her Oral Sessions podcast, Kingston said:
“Homicide makes fun of me now because he says, ‘Ah, see, you’re the locker room leader now.’ ‘Leave me alone.’ He’ll randomly send me a picture of something that says ‘BOSS’ on it.”
The 39-year-old explained:
“What was weird was, I just had an overwhelming feeling of energy after the show was over and I felt like I needed people to understand why I got this energy. I started yelling because I was like, why can’t we do this every week? Why does it take one of our fallen brothers, and I consider Brodie a brother, why does it take him to pass away for us to be this emotional in the ring and bring it out to the people? I’m going on and on and I’m like, ‘This is really embarrassing, people are looking at me, what the f**k is going on.’ I see the camera, and you can see me, see the camera, and I was like, ‘Okay, gotta carry it’ and run away as fast as I can because it’s not about that.”
The former CZW World Champion added:
“I get why they put it up, and that’s cool. I’ve done a lot of bad in my past and I don’t think me doing this stuff now is like, ‘Oh, I’m a good boy, look at me.’ I can give a f**k less. As long as my family knows I’m a good person, I’m good.”
Lee tragically passed away of a lung issue at the age of 41 on December 26, 2020. Fans were given a glimpse behind the curtain on the making of Lee’s Tribute Show on episode 237 of Being The Elite. Kingston’s heartfelt address to his peers was one of the highlights of an emotional instalment of the long running web series.
Kingston only joined AEW in July 2020 but has quickly become a big influence backstage as well as a pivotal part of the roster onscreen.
h/t to Fightful for transcription