During a recent interview with The Wrestling Perspective, Eddie Kingston talked about how his AEW feud with CM Punk negatively affected his mental state. Eddie Kingston also criticized the term 'Superstar' used in this historical period by the current wrestling federations.
The term 'Superstar' is widely used to describe the pro wrestlers of the present. However, it was not a word used to identify the wrestlers of the past.
Eddie Kingston reveals a secret
On this matter, Eddie Kingston revealed: "I hate the word superstar.
I don't understand why it is called Superstar today. When I was a kid, we didn't call Dusty Rhodes or Ric Flair or anyone from NWA or WCW at the time. And not even ECW. . None of these were nicknamed superstars." On the feud with CM Punk: “After the showdown with Punk, as I like to call it, I had to get away from everyone in order to get out of that state of mind where I just wanted to kill everyone.
Everything I told CM Punk was true. I just wanted to get rid of that weight, because otherwise, I would have been miserable all day. After that promo, it was like I was 17 again. When I was 17, that was basically my temper, I was always angry.
I hated the world and wanted to fight everyone. In a sick and twisted way, I committed suicide but not to kill myself, I just wanted someone else to do it. There are many things said between him and me that we have not been able to tell each other.
Either it was because I didn't intend to tell him anything or I didn't want to have anything to do with him or he just didn't want him to have anything to do with me. When we had the chance, we let it all out and people enjoyed it too."
In the latest episode of AEW Dynamite, Jake Hager performed a powerbomb on Eddie Kingston against a table outside the ring. Eddie Kingston took a hard hit and it worried everyone present. At the Wrestling Observer, however, the well-known journalist Dave Meltzer took stock of the situation: "According to what they told me, Kingston is fine but the landing was scary"
Eddie Kingston is a veteran, who has been in the profession, specifically in the indies for over 18 years. Along the way, the Mad King had numerous stints with Ring of Honor, TNA, and mainly Chikara. However, he came close to calling it quits.
This, however, was not the only time Eddie Kingston almost retired, as he nearly had to move back in with his parents once the COVID pandemic hit in March.