Eddie Kingston On MJF – “I Don’t Know Why He’s AEW World Champion”
Eddie Kingston isn’t happy that MJF is AEW’s top star.
Kingston has long been both passionate and vocal about his love of pro-wrestling. He also hasn’t been shy when it comes to voicing his displeasure and calling people out.
Because of the way he speaks and responds to questions, it isn’t always clear whether he’s just speaking in character or speaking from the heart.
Such was the case recently when Kingston appeared a show called WTF with Marc Maron. When the host brought MJF up, Eddie Kingston had nothing but unpleasant things to say about the AEW World Champion:
“He’s a real piece of s**t. I’m just going to put that out there. I don’t know why he’s the champion. He’ll cry about it to Tony (Khan), then I’ll get an email from Megha (Parekh) and HR, ‘you can’t be calling our world champion a piece of s**t.’ Well, if he doesn’t act like a piece of s**t, I won’t call him that.”
Maron suggested that MJF’s behavior was all part of his gimmick, an on-screen persona for him to play to rile up the fans and get the crowd emotionally invested enough to pay money to see someone beat MJF up. However, Kingston repudiated this claim.
“Not backstage to the boys. He’s a low life. He’s a young kid who thinks he knows it all and he doesn’t. F**k em. I don’t give a s**t. What are they gonna do, fire me? Okay. I’ll work somewhere and make money.”
MJF’s next big match is set for tomorrow night’s AEW Dynamite, in which he will face Konosuke Takeshita in a title eliminator match.
h/t Fightful for the transcription