In a surprising turn of events, renowned AEW star Eddie Kingston has been abruptly withdrawn from the much-anticipated Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) event scheduled for this evening. This unexpected announcement was made by the promotion without specifying the exact cause for Kingston's removal.
However, AIW promptly addressed the situation by unveiling a formidable replacement for Kingston that is sure to electrify the audience. Stepping into the spotlight in place of Eddie Kingston is none other than Lance Archer, another prominent figure within the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) ranks.
Lance Archer, known for his dynamic presence both inside and outside the squared circle, is not just a wrestling powerhouse but also boasts the distinction of being managed by WWE Hall of Famer Jake 'The Snake' Roberts. This substitution promises to deliver an exhilarating night of non-tournament action at the highly-anticipated 9/16 AIW – JT Lightning Invitational Tournament Night 2.
Lance Archer's Thrilling Replacement
While the circumstances surrounding Eddie Kingston's sudden withdrawal remain shrouded in mystery, the emergence of Lance Archer as his replacement has generated significant buzz among fans and industry insiders alike.
Archer's imposing presence and his association with the legendary Jake Roberts ensure an electrifying performance that will undoubtedly leave the AIW audience on the edge of their seats. In a related development, former WWE manager Dutch Mantell has recently shared his insights into Eddie Kingston's previous stint with IMPACT Wrestling.
Kingston, who currently shines in AEW, had a brief but impactful tenure with IMPACT Wrestling from 2016 to 2017. During this period, Dutch Mantell held the position of head of creative at IMPACT Wrestling and had a unique perspective on Kingston's potential.
Mantell, during an episode of his widely-followed podcast, "Storytime with Dutch Mantell," passionately expressed his thoughts on Kingston's time in IMPACT Wrestling. He praised Kingston's extraordinary speaking abilities, describing him as a communicator who didn't just talk at the audience but rather engaged with them on a profound level.
Mantell's frustration was palpable as he questioned why Kingston's remarkable talent wasn't maximized during his stint with the company. Furthermore, Mantell lamented the missed opportunity of not fully utilizing Kingston's potential inside the wrestling ring.
He acknowledged Kingston's versatility and unique style, emphasizing that Kingston possessed the ability to connect with the audience not only through his words but also through his in-ring performances.