AEW’s Eddie Kingston appeared on The Ringer’s MackMania podcast to promote The Forbidden Door pay-per-view and to talk about a bunch of wrestling-related topics.
Kingston explained how the pandemic has changed him:
“I was in the UK for a three month tour and the pandemic hit. I had to pay ‘x’ amount of money, more than I had, to get home. I arrive in Canada and they tell me that I cannot return home. I had to take another flight. I had to spend the night in Canada. I had to take another flight and everyone was freaking out and I was dropped off at another airport three hours from home. I had to pay $300 for an Uber to come home. Came home, sat there, pandemic started, lost money and sold my wrestling gear. I’m sitting there thinking, ‘I’m going to have to go home with my mother.’ »
“One day a close friend of mine was with me and he told me to focus and stop worrying about external things. I focused and started to mature because of the pandemic. I’m not completely mature. Trust me. I always laugh at stupid shit and say and do stupid shit. I’m a work in progress.
“I had to concentrate. I was in the NWA at the time, so my goal was to get to Nick Aldis and beat him for the title. I had a show in New York for ICW and they let me do a promo. I have therapy sessions, not promos, and I called Cody Rhodes because I was like, ‘You know what? Why not?’ I got the call to go to AEW and I was ready because I was focused. I finally let go of the past, even though it still haunts me here and there. I finally gave up on that, and I finally gave up worrying about other people and trying to be selfish. It’s okay to be a little selfish when working on yourself.
Kingston talked about trying to convince Tony Khan to buy the New York Knicks:
“The man when I first met Tony Khan and had a meeting with him and then we talked for a bit after I asked him. I said, ‘you’re not going to buy the Knicks, man?’ He just looked at me like, no! I said, ‘Are you sure? You can buy the Knicks and make me GM, right? No?'”
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