Following Eddie Kingston’s debut on the July 16, 2020 issue of AEW Dynamite, there were rumors of discussion about whether Kingston would sign with AEW or go elsewhere. In the first episode of SwerveCity Podcast, Kingston discussed why he chose to sign with AEW and not with WWE as a trainer.
“I don’t want a paycheck I don’t earn, you know what I mean? Because I knew if I was there, if I was there, and I had the resentment that ‘I know I have ten good years to go, I know what better I am, they didn’t give me a chance, let me go . ‘” said Eddie Kingston. “If a footballer or amateur wrestler comes in and the machine (WWE) is behind them all the way, and they want me to help him and teach him, I won’t. But if I do, if I do, I’ll become a piece of… Because I’ll resent him. “
Kingston continues to discuss wanting people to succeed, along with disdain Dark side of the ring.
“I want you to do good because I don’t want it to be embarrassing, you know what I mean? I don’t want you to hurt yourself. I don’t need you to continue, post, ‘I’ve been paralyzed in the pro wrestling ring’. Professional wrestling gets enough bad media. ” Kingston stated bluntly. “People are like ‘Eddie, do you like the dark side?’ (refer to the show The Dark Side of the Ring.) I used to. But you know why I don’t like them anymore? Because the energy was off, I had enough of all the shadows…”
Eddie Kingston makes the point that he’s not satisfied as a coach when he knows he can still wrestle. “You guys are saying I’m done. You’re saying that I’m not good enough to be on your TV. That’s fine, but I’m not going to make stars for you.”
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