AEW standout Eddie Kingston, known for his ability to connect with fans through his compelling words, put his unique skills on display on the recent episode of "Dynamite." Kingston announced the inclusion of Tomohiro Ishii as the fifth member of his team, which includes The Young Bucks and "Hangman" Adam Page.
The team is set to face the Blackpool Combat Club's Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley, Wheeler Yuta, Konosuke Takashita, and Shota Umino in the much-anticipated event, "Forbidden Door," this Sunday. Following Kingston's memorable stint on "Dynamite," wrestling legend Bully Ray offered high praises for Kingston during a recent episode of "Busted Open." He elaborated on Kingston's unique approach to promos, "Eddie speaks to the fanbase the same way he'd be speaking to his boys on the street, and I find that exceptional," said Ray.
He further emphasized how Kingston's distinct rhythm and cadence set him apart from many professional wrestlers whose promo styles often tend to overlap.
Kingston's Resurgence After Setback
Despite a recent setback at Ring of Honor's Supercard of Honor, where Kingston lost to Castagnoli in a bid for the ROH World Championship on March 31, he returned to "Dynamite" with renewed vigor.
Siding with The Elite in their escalating feud with BCC, Kingston reaffirmed his commitment to the cause, citing his disdain for Castagnoli as a major driving force. Ray's admiration for Kingston is evident, but he made it clear that he doesn't envision him as a title-holder.
"Eddie Kingston should never wear a championship," he said, advocating for Kingston's involvement in deeply personal narratives, rather than title bouts. He went on to add, "I want to see Eddie involved in personal stories just like he is right now." The respect for Kingston from Ray extended even further when he commended Kingston's audacious move to criticize The Elite on Wednesday night.
Ray implied that Kingston, in his usual nonchalant fashion, is unlikely to worry about the reactions of The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, or "Hangman" Page. It is this approach that makes Kingston a distinctive figure in the wrestling landscape, and a captivating character to follow.