Eddie Kingston recently shared his thoughts on some of his AEW colleagues, notably Claudio Castagnoli who Kingston claims is “not a good person”.
Ahead of this Sunday’s AEW All Out pay-per-view, Eddie Kingston spoke on The PWI Podcast and covered a variety of topics, including co-workers he is far from fond of.
Kingston has made no secret of his feelings towards the likes of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson and Claudio Castagnoli and regularly bad mouths them on social media and during interviews.
On the PWI Podcast, Kingston was asked whether the success of his colleagues within the wrestling industry had any bearing on his disliking of them:
“No. Not at all. I don’t hate on anybody who makes it and makes money. That doesn’t bother me. It’s who they are as people that bothers me. I don’t care if people do better than me with money and all that stuff. I will never hate on that because this is a business and we all got to try and make a living, but what I will not like and I will not stand for is people who are judgmental like Bryan. Punk, who I think is a liar because he’s lying to everybody showing that he’s a nice guy.”
He also spoke about Castagnoli, claiming that he isn’t the ‘nice, loveable guy’ that people think he is:
“Claudio wants to go around telling everybody he’s this nice, loveable guy when I know for a fact that I’ve seen things in the past that he’s not a good person, so he’s lying to people. I won’t stand for that. I don’t need anyone else to believe me, but I know what’s real.”
Eddie Kingston is no stranger to backstage confrontation and was recently suspended by AEW President Tony Khan following an altercation with Sammy Guevera.
The ‘Mad King’ was asked what his relationship is like with Tony Khan:
“The bottom line is its Tony’s show, it’s Tony’s money, and whatever he wants goes. I do enjoy working for him because he does let me speak my mind. I now realise after maturing that he doesn’t have to go with what I said, but the fact that he respects me enough to hear me out is enough. So if something gets changed to what I like, awesome. If it doesn’t, cool, it’s not my show. Thank you for letting me speak my piece.”
Eddie Kingston is set to face Tomohiro Ishii this Sunday on All Out’s Zero Hour pre-show.
H/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.