Eddie Kingston wants to wrestle Hiroshi Tanahashi and Jun Akiyama: “I need this”

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Renee Paquette welcomed AEW star Eddie Kingston to the “Oral Periods” podcast. Kingston talked about his life, entering into professional wrestling, AEW, WWE, his mom, and rather more.

Listed here are some highlights:

Eddie Kingston talked about his WWE tryout:  “This was on the PC, Jimmy Jacobs hooked me up with it.  He mentioned, ‘You desire a tryout?’  I mentioned, ‘Sure, certain, let’s go.’  To me, that tryout was extra for the Mae Younger Basic as a result of it was the largest class that they had for females. I used to be like, alright, I get it.  This was for females so I went in and had enjoyable.  That they had somebody filming and so they requested, ‘King, inform them how laborious this drill is?’  I mentioned, ‘It was laborious.  I’ve had individuals shoot at me and attempt to stab me with knives and God, I hate this drill greater than that.’  They put the digital camera down and everybody checked out me like I used to be nuts as a result of I mentioned weapons and knives.  I bear in mind I used to be doing the promo class and I mentioned, ‘The place I come from, they imagine in Tupac greater than Santa Claus.’  I noticed two writers have this confused look on their face once I mentioned it.  I went, oh yea, I’m executed.  Let me simply go have my match and I’ll go away.”

Eddie Kingston talked about rumors of him retiring at one level:  “I’ll let you know the retirement story.  I noticed one thing on the opposite facet that bothered me a lot that I used to be consuming a variety of whiskey that night time.  I noticed one thing on the TV that chapped my a*s a little bit bit as you possibly can say.  I might be a violent particular person, so I used to be breaking issues in my home after a pair drinks.  I mentioned I by no means wished to really feel like that once more so I believe it’s time for me to go if one thing loopy doesn’t occur.  One thing loopy did occur.  My brother had a child and my brother mentioned, ‘How can I inform my son to not stop on something when his uncle did?’  He mentioned it to me once I was leaving and I used to be giving him the finger the entire time I used to be leaving.  That’s why I stayed.”

Kingston was requested what else he needs to perform in wrestling:  “Tanahashi is primary.  Stone Chilly Steve Austin is my favourite American wrestler.  So, to me, Tanahashi is Stone Chilly Steve Austin of New Japan.  He saved that firm.  I wish to step into an All Japan Professional Wrestling ring as a result of I beloved All Japan Professional Wrestling within the ‘90s with the 4 pillars, Misawa, Taue, Kawada, and my private favourite of all time, Kenta Kobashi.  However I would like this.  It’s not even a need.  I would like me vs Jun Akiyama. That will be the cap on the whole lot.”

For those who use any portion of the quotes from this text please credit score “Oral Periods with Renée Paquette “ with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.

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