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Eddie Kingston Reveals Why He Wasn’t Excited To Face Chris Jericho At First

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Eddie Kingston faces Chris Jericho at AEW Revolution this Sunday, but he admits he wasn’t too excited about the match at first.

Even before joining All Elite Wrestling in the summer of 2020, Eddie Kingston wasn’t one to shy away from speaking his mind. It’s how he debuted in the company after all, going to town on the microphone when confronting then-TNT Champion Cody Rhodes on the 22 July 2020 broadcast of Dynamite.

The inaugural CHIKARA Grand Champion is now due to face Chris Jericho at AEW’s Revolution pay-per-view this Sunday in what is sure to be a physical contest. As it turns out, though, ‘The Mad King’ wasn’t too keen on facing ‘Le Champion’ at first glance.

In an exclusive interview with Inside The Ropes’ Kenny McIntosh, Eddie Kingston revealed that although he initially wanted to challenge for the World Championship, he’s now going to bring out the fighting spirit of Jericho:

“No, I wasn’t excited, I wanted to fight Hangman [Page], I want to fight whoever the World Champion is. But now as time has gone on, I am more and more excited about fighting Jericho, of course I am, it’s Chris Jericho. I’m not saying that I am not a fan but you know what I mean? That guy has been all over the world and if I can learn from something from anyone or get something out of them, it’s Chris Jericho. If I can’t, then what I am doing?”

Signing with AEW just over a week after he debuted, Eddie Kingston has unquestionably become one of the top faces within the Tony Khan-helmed promotion. He has this cult following that waits on bated breath for his next incredible promo or his latest crazy bump in the ring, with his feud vs. then-AEW World Champion Jon Moxley in late-2020 exemplifying this perfectly.

Facing Chris Jericho at Revolution will mark Eddie Kingston’s sixth pay-per-view outing in All Elite Wrestling. Most recently, he lost to CM Punk at Full Gear this past November. Quite hilariously, Eddie Kingston left a final message for Chris Jericho if he happens to hear the interview:

“Yeah. F*ck you! Bring it!”

AEW Revolution airs live on pay-per-view this Sunday (6 March) from the Addition Financial Arena in Orlando.