Eddie Kingston postpones his surgery

Bad news for the Mad King Eddie Kingston and his fans

by Simone Brugnoli
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Eddie Kingston postpones his surgery
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On May 11, 2024, NJPW hosted the Resurgence event where Eddie Kingston defended his NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship against Gabe Kidd in a Last Man Standing Match, losing before being brutally attacked by The Young Bucks and Jack Perry.

It was later reported by Fightful that Eddie Kingston injured his leg during the match when he was suplexed by his opponent on the ring apron and hit his legs on the barricade, with the former champion clutching his right leg after the impact.

AEW later confirmed the injury, replacing him with Darby Allin for this weekend’s match at Double or Nothing, before Mad King himself gave an interview to PWInsider saying he had torn an anterior cruciate ligament and also a meniscus, an injury that will obviously require surgery.

Unfortunately, however, Eddie Kingston reported via PWInsider that due to the nature of his injuries, he will not be able to have surgery until July 2024 at the earliest because he must wait for a fracture he suffered to heal before he can undergo any type of surgery.

The wrestler also clarified that it will take at least ten months for him to be able to return to the ring after the surgery, which pushes his return to at least May 2025, so in a year.

Eddie Kingston to return in 2025

Eddie Kingston commented on the incident by simply saying: “It’s part of the game.

Injuries happen. I’ll be back,” confirming that despite this forced stop, he is more than ready to train to recover and then return to wrestling as soon as possible. He then added: “I’m not mad. I don’t care, these things happen when you wrestle.

I just have to get myself together”. So fans of the Mad King can rest easy because apparently he himself is not afraid of this injury. Speaking on AdFreeShows, Eddie Kingston revealed that he has signed a new contract with AEW and has four more years to go in the company’s rings before deciding what to do with his future, like many of his peers.

“If you notice, you haven’t heard anything about me having a contract because I’ve been low-key with my own thing. My thing was expiring, I had four more years. I’m being direct. Nobody needs to know how long, nobody needs to know how long.

I got my stuff figured out. I got my stuff and I’m going to be there for a while because there’s nowhere else I want to be”.

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