Eddie Kingston made his AEW debut in July last year, where he faced Cody Rhodes for the TNT Championship. When they lost the match, Kingston impressed many and signed with the company. Kingston seems to have been compared to Steve Austin in a big way.
Kingston quickly established himself as one of the best talkers at AEW because his promos are known to be heartfelt and very natural. He is very passionate when it comes to the pro wrestling world.
For the past two weeks, AEW has been building a feud between Eddie Kingston and CM Punk. This culminated in AEW Full Gear, where CM Punk defeated him after a very physical match.
Speaking on his podcast, Jim Cornett compared Eddie Kingston’s rise to AEW to WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin. He went on to explain the rationale behind the comparison.
Thunderbolt Patterson says it’s a bit Austin-ish. In the case of Austin-ish, it is the impetus for support, favor, appreciation, or recognition, or any positive social interaction you may want. You may want to use the person in an organic way and there are many things going on at the same time.
To make it even clearer now, when I know people who are going **** about it, I am not saying that in terms of business feedback or to Eddie it is exactly at Austin level. Because wrestling shows were eight or nine or ten times as many as they are today. So, as you know, it’s obviously easier to multiply, you know, feedback and tickets per view, whatever. But this is Austin-ish, and accordingly it was not planned this way and it started to happen naturally and as I said several things are going right and this article is not the article. This is a first person account,
Eddie Kingston may have been injured during a match against CM Punk in AEW Full Gear. It has been said that he has undergone medical examination and we will inform you of his injury status.
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November 15, 2021 7:20 am