Eddie Kingston explains why he decided to not pursue an opportunity with WWE

Jun 12, 2022 - by James Walsh

During an interview with Joe Roderick, Eddie Kingston talked about his debut match in AEW against Cody Rhodes and how WWE was apparently interested in him…

“[WWE] never gave me any inkling that they wanted me, so I never really thought I was ever going to go there or even get a look at. I got the look at more seriously after my match with Cody, when I debuted. And yeah, there was a consideration … My mom was a big factor [in my decision]. Me and her talked about it, I had a chance to pick and choose … My mom was just like, ‘Look, you ain’t going to be happy at WWE.’ That was her feeling, and she’s an outsider, so she doesn’t know any of the ins and outs, or the rumors, or any of the clickbait stuff.”

Kingston also said the following about the start of his AEW run…

“I went out there, I started talking s**t to Cody and to Arn, and I called him Cody Rhodes. And at the time, they didn’t have the Rhodes name. So my first day on the job, Tony Khan runs out and goes, ‘Hey, we’ve got to re-do it.’… Now I’m turned up 1,000, you know what I mean? And I feel someone tap me and I turn over and I go, ‘What the f**k do you want?!’ And I go, ‘Oh hey, Tony.’ So that was probably the last time I had to be stopped or said [to], ‘Hey, don’t say that.’”

quotes source: WrestlingInc.com

2 Responses

  1. MRK says:

    Would of thought Eddie got a look at the EVOLVE WWE Network special

  2. Steve says:

    My guess that WWE didn’t see anything in him. Many looks thru indi-federation no interest. Wantnto reqrite history and say mom said no…okay if it makes you feel better, we will all play Baby Khann & believe you story about it

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