In a recent interview with the NJPW Website, Eddie Kingston, the reigning NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion, he has opened up about his deep-rooted desire to compete in the prestigious G1 Climax tournament. For Kingston, this coveted event symbolizes the pinnacle of professional wrestling, embodying his lifelong ambition and relentless dedication to the craft.
Kingston's Unwavering Determination in G1 Climax 33
Kingston reflected on his journey, saying, "It means everything to me. It's what I've wanted to do since I started the business. The pinnacle of pro wrestling. You have to be battle-hardened; you have to be battle-tested to survive here." These heartfelt words underscored the significance of the G1 Climax, highlighting Kingston's unwavering determination to conquer this ultimate challenge.
Shifting the conversation, Kingston bestowed high praise upon Japanese wrestling, proclaiming it as the best wrestling in the history of the world. Fondly recalling his early introduction to the sport, he recounted his first wrestling tape featuring the legendary Keiji Muto, whose awe-inspiring match against Masahiro Chono in the 1991 G1 final left an indelible impact on him.
Inspired by this mesmerizing display of skill and passion, Kingston's path toward becoming a professional wrestler became clear. "To me, Japanese professional wrestling is the best professional wrestling in the world. I felt that ever since I was a teenager," shared Kingston, emphasizing his deep-rooted admiration for the art form.
This profound respect for Japanese wrestling further fuels his hunger to compete in the G1 Climax, an arena where the very best athletes in the industry converge. As the interview drew close, Kingston affirmed that his presence in the G1 was not merely to participate but to leave an indelible mark.
With an unwavering commitment to the fight, he declared, "I'm here to fight because that's all I've known in my life. All I know is the fight. I threw my first punch at a kid in the schoolyard when I was eight years old. So I'll be fighting.
That's not a worry. I'm just worried I'll wake up in the morning and find out all this isn't real." Eddie Kingston's aspirations to compete in the G1 Climax 33 embody his lifelong dedication and passion for professional wrestling.
For him, this tournament represents the pinnacle of the craft, where only the battle-hardened survive. With his unwavering spirit and deep appreciation for Japanese wrestling, Kingston is prepared to make his mark and etch his name into the annals of G1 history.
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