Bully Ray Worried About Eddie Kingston's Injury Past

Kingston's journey sparks deep respect and worry from peers.

by Atia Mukhtar
Bully Ray Worried About Eddie Kingston's Injury Past
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In the ever-evolving world of professional wrestling, Eddie Kingston stands out as a fighter who has indeed paid his dues. Over the years, the 41-year-old wrestling stalwart has charted a journey riddled with more than his fair share of injuries.

From a hernia setback earlier this year to shoulder injuries in 2021 and a broken ankle even before his AEW debut, Kingston's wrestling timeline has been anything but smooth. Yet, despite these setbacks, Kingston's charisma and authenticity with the AEW audience have been unparalleled.

His magnetism was palpably evident during a recent "AEW Dynamite" appearance on August 16th. However, Bully Ray, during an episode of "Busted Open," raised concerns over Kingston's performance. Reflecting on Kingston's recent appearance, Ray remarked, "I genuinely fear that all these intermittent yet major injuries from his career are catching up with him as he ages." Ray voiced his apprehension about Kingston's prolonged wrestling career, observing how Kingston might not have had the luxury to afford proper medical attention despite being in the wrestling sphere for over two decades and enduring countless injuries.

Ray noted, "The way Eddie ran during his recent run-in, it looked like he might topple any moment. They could've probably strategized that segment differently."

Bully Ray Admiring Concern

It's essential to understand that Bully Ray's comments stem from a place of admiration and concern.

He lauds Kingston, even drawing parallels between him and the iconic Dusty Rhodes, not just for his unparalleled mic skills but for proudly sporting a physique that doesn't quite fit the stereotypical mold of a professional wrestler.

Having recently wrestled an intense series in the G1 Climax in Japan, Kingston is back in AEW with a splash. He's ready to dazzle fans at the much-anticipated AEW All-In event, competing in a high-octane Stadium Stampede match.

Kingston, the reigning NJPW Strong Openweight Champion, is joining forces with Best Friends, Orange Cassidy, and The Lucha Bros. Together, they will take on the formidable Blackpool Combat Club and three other stellar AEW talents. The wrestling world waits in bated breath for what promises to be an electrifying face-off.

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