AEW Star Eddie Kingston Out For At Least A Year

Eddie Kingston

The bad news keeps on coming for Eddie Kingston.

At NJPW Resurgence, Eddie Kingston’s run as NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion came to a brutal end at the hands of Gabe Kidd. The no-ropes match was a stunningly violent 20 minutes of action, but the match’s decisive set piece didn’t go off as planned.

As the match was nearing its climax, Kingston took a Suplex from the ring apron through a table to the floor. However, it was Kingston’s leg and knee that took the brunt of the impact smashing against the guardrail. Despite being in obvious and tremendous pain the star completed the post-match angle (an attack by the Young Bucks) as planned before slowly heading backstage.

In the days after the event it was revealed Eddie Kingston had not only suffered a broken leg but a torn ACL and meniscus.

In a new update shared with PWInsider, Kingston has confirmed he won’t return to the ring until at least May 2025. The star needs to wait until his broken tibia heals and he’s completed some physiotherapy before he can go under the knife to repair the damage to his knee. This means the surgery will be delayed until around July, and from then it will be a further ten months at the earliest until he’s back in the ring.

Not that Kingston is letting the news get him down, revealing he’s dealing with it perhaps as only he can.

“Not mad. I don’t give a f***. it’s what happens when you wrestle. Just gotta get f**king better.”

Eddie Kingston Replaced In Anarchy In The Arena

It’s since been revealed that Darby Allin will replace Eddie Kingston in Anarchy in the Arena at AEW Double or Nothing.

Kingston had been due to team with FTR and Bryan Danielson to take on the Young Bucks, Kazuchika Okada, and Jack Perry, but the recently returned Allin will take his spot.