Eddie Kingston has opened up on why he quit social media platform X – formerly Twitter.
In March 2023, former AEW Women’s World Champion Riho left Twitter, but declined to explain the move, instead thanking fans for their support. However, she was closely followed by Eddie Kingston, who plainly stated that he had dropped the platform because he had seen “evil s**t” about her.
“Got rid of my tweeter because I saw some evil s**t tweeted at Riho and I’m done.”
During a recent interview with Taylor Wilde on her Wilde On podcast, Kingston elaborated on his decision. While it was mainly due to the comments about Riho, he admitted that he was having a bad day anyway after contracting COVID-19.
“I quit Twitter because I saw some nasty s**t that someone wrote about Riho. And I was having a bad day as it was anyway.”
“I got COVID, I was supposed to go to Ireland, and I got COVID before going to Ireland. So I was already mad and I was just flippin’ through my phone.
“It was a guy — it wasn’t even a person, it was a goose egg [the generic Twitter avatar] gimmick. But it was just some nasty shit and I’m like, ‘I’m over this.’ I was like, ‘I’m done.’ It just became toxic, it was worse than MySpace. Yeah I’m dating myself.”
Eddie Kingston Isn’t Bothered By Backstage Drama In AEW
Eddie Kingston’s no-nonsense attitude extends to recent backstage drama. The ROH World Champion recently explained that the backstage issues that plagued the company over the last few months didn’t bother him because he was too focused on getting his own job done.
He also noted that the reported locker room divide didn’t exist as far as he was concerned.
H/T to Wrestlezone for the above transcription.