Tony Khan addressed Eddie Kingston’s future after the star sensationally declared that he was quitting All Elite Wrestling.
Ahead of the March 1st episode of AEW Dynamite, Eddie Kingston was announced as part of the Face of the Revolution Ladder match to crown the number one contender to the TNT Championship.
However, speaking in an interview earlier in the week with Sactown Sports 1140, Kingston sowed seeds of doubt about his appearance, alluding to problems between himself and management and saying that he might not even make the show.
“I may not be at Sacramento though, it all depends on how certain things go in the locker room with the office. Especially with my match that’s coming up on Wednesday, not really happy about it. Yeah, so we have to have a talk, me and I’m not going to say who’s the office, everybody knows about Tony [Khan] but there are others. We all got to get together and talk. I want to go everywhere but I also, ya know, I got to be a businessman and put my foot down at some point. In a calm manner, that’s what I’m still trying to learn, a professional manner.”
His comments came as he’s also been vocal on social media about having problems with members of the All Elite Wrestling roster, calling out everyone from MJF to Jon Moxley.
Kingston did indeed show up for the ladder match, but he ended up brawling with former ally Ortiz and the two made their way out of the arena long before Powerhouse Hobbs was crowned the eventual Face of the Revolution. The pair were separated backstage.
After Dynamite went off the air, Kingston was approached for a backstage interview, but instead of answering any questions about his brawl with Ortiz, he simply declared that he was quitting the company.
“Stay Tuned” – Tony Khan On Eddie Kingston’s Future After Quitting AEW
Speaking on a media call ahead of AEW Revolution, Tony Khan addressed Kingston’s declaration, telling fans to stay tuned to not just AEW, but professional wrestling as a whole.
“I have talked to Eddie since [Wednesday], and I would encourage people to stay tuned to pro wrestling. Stay tuned to AEW and other forms of pro wrestling.
“Of course, there are a lot of exciting things happening in the sport, in AEW, and also out metaverse of pro wrestling, including New Japan and the launch of the new Ring of Honor. A lot of exciting things happening. I have had the chance to talk to Eddie about that and I say stay tuned to the wrestling business and you’ll see what happens next.” (h/t Fightful)
It should be noted that Kingston took part in the recent Ring of Honor tapings and will appear on the March 2nd episode. His participation on the show indicates that ROH will likely be his home for the foreseeable future. Spoilers can be found here.