Eddie Kingston Hits Back At Critics Of His Appearance – “They Don’t Know The Work I Do”

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Eddie Kingston has bigger concerns than what people think about his body.

Eddie Kingston is riding high after being crowned the new ROH World Champion at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam. Speaking with Fightful after his long-awaited victory over Claudio Castagnoli, the champion opened up about receiving criticism for his physical appearance. According to Kingston, the critics don’t bother him as they don’t see the work he does behind the scenes.

“But yeah, man, people can say whatever they want about my look. It doesn’t bother me. They don’t know the work that I do. They don’t know the stuff I do at the gym. They don’t know what I do at Muay Thai, you know what I mean? They don’t know. And then having to stretch for hours just to get a little bit loose and take a hot bath and a cold shower and jump in an ice bath and do a sauna after every workout and after every Muay Thai class and every Jiu Jitsu class that I’m starting to get back into again You know what I mean?”

“My Concern Is Winning” – Eddie Kingston

Continuing, Eddie Kingston made it clear that his concern is winning matches and making a connection with the fans in attendance.

“They don’t know the work I do, and that’s fine. They don’t need to know the work I do. Just watch or don’t. That’s not my concern. My concern is winning. My concern is my opponent, you know what I mean? My concern is when it’s time for me to speak, to reach people, you know what I mean? To make people feel something. And that’s it. That’s all I concern myself about, you know what I mean? Plus what I mean, on my cheat meals, they say maybe I go a little bit too far, but I’m gonna do me. At the end of the day, people don’t know what I do for this.”

Eddie Kingston is set to defend both his ROH World Championship and his NJPW Strong Openweight Championship against Katsuyori Shibata at WrestleDream on October 1st.

h/t Fightful