Eddie Kingston has explained why he sees AEW as a “different world” from the independent wrestling scene and admits he still makes missteps there.
Eddie Kingston joined AEW back in 2020 and quickly became a big fan favourite thanks to his skills both in the ring and on the microphone.
However, The Mad King’s time in the company has also seen some controversy. He was recently suspended after a physical altercation with Sammy Guevara backstage after Guevara cut a promo on him that Kingston felt went too far.
During a recent interview with Scott Fishman of TV Insider, Eddie Kingston discussed the differences between AEW and the independent scene. The star admitted that he still makes missteps, but said he “learns every day”.
“I make missteps every time I’m there, to be honest with you. I’m still learning that this is a different world. It’s still professional wrestling, but the backstage stuff, which I don’t like to tweet about or talk about — you got to get used to it.
“It’s a different world compared to the independents. The independents are very outlaw. We don’t have HR there. We police ourselves.”
“I learn every day. That’s where I have grown. I’m able to now be open and learn. There are different ways of doing things that can help the locker room and also keep my mental sanity.
“I don’t want to be angry. I want to save all that anger and energy for my opponent or what I’m doing that night.”
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.