Eddie Kingston reveals he chose AEW over WWE because of his mother. The King of Diamonds had a fantastic 2020.
Eddie Kingston joined AEW last year. He has since sent ripples in the wrestling world. The Mad King did extremely well in his first year in the promotion. So much so, that he found himself on Sports Illustrated’s list of the top 10 wrestlers of 2020.
While speaking with Renee Young on her Oral Sessions podcast, Kingston implied that he may have received an offer to join the WWE instead. However, he rejected their offer and chose to join the Tony Khan led promotion on the advice of his mother.
Eddie Kingston reveals he chose AEW over WWE because of his mother
“Well, actually, I talked to Christopher Daniels,” Kingston told Renee. “They offered me the deal and then I listened to the other side, I guess we call them. I was just weighing options. Then my mother goes, ‘You won’t be happy over there. Trust me’.”
“Who knows me better than my mother? Bottom line with the whole thing is, I know more people at AEW. I know there’s a lot more heart there. I think for her, that’s what she thought she was like, I’m gonna be with people who love it just as much as I do.”
Kingston debuted back in July last year as Cody’s challenger for the TNT title. He came second but impressed many with his showing. He was permanently signed to the promotion by the end of the month. Kingston would later embark on an amazing world championship pursuit against Jon Moxley.
Their feud would eventually culminate in an ‘I Quit’ match at Full Gear. Moxley came out on top but by the end of their rivalry, Kingston had become a Bona fide star.
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