Eddie Kingston Believes Pro Wrestling Business Is Going Backwards

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Eddie Kingston thinks that pro wrestling is going backwards due to revealing too much to the fans.

On September 20th, Eddie Kingston became the ROH World Champion when he defeated his rival Claudio Castagnoli at the AEW Dynamite Grand Slam episode in his hometown of New York City.

That is now the second title that the 20+ year pro wrestling veteran Kingston holds since he’s already the NJPW Strong Openweight Champion as well. Kingston will defend both titles against Katsuyori Shibata this Sunday at WrestleDream.

Eddie Kingston was a recent guest on AdFreeShows where he spoke about how fans “know everything” while adding that he thinks fans want to be lost in the business now.

“I think that the business is going backwards in a sense of you guys, the fans, you know everything already. You know the magic. You know there’s bookers. It’s all been exposed for years now. And I was a fan at that time when it was being exposed, and I was so into it because we had never seen that before.”

“I remember ECW they were talking shit about WCW, and WCW was talking shit about WWF or whatever. And I had never seen that before because when I grew up in the ’80s and early ’90s, they did not talk. Not the big companies. Maybe the lower territories that I wasn’t getting, but the big companies never did. So everything got exposed. Cool, you know everything now.”

“I believe people are done with it. People don’t want to hear us on Twitter bitching and moaning about what’s going on backstage. People don’t want to know how much fun I had with my opponent that night in the ring. I believe they want to see that, no, we still don’t like each other. They want to be lost.”

Eddie Kingston uses the Marvel Cinematic Universe to further make his point

As Eddie Kingston continued, he mentioned the popular Marvel movies and compared pro wrestling to that genre.

“And I put it in this sense: the Marvel movies, whether they’re good or bad. There’s been a lot of bad lately, right? They still make millions to billions of dollars. Now imagine, and I’ll use this example. Imagine if Captain America stopped in the middle of the f**king movie and said ‘hey man, I didn’t really kick that guy’s ass. We’re actually going to go out later. I respect to s**t out of him. He’s the stuntman.’ And then they will go, ‘okay, back to the action.’ It would ruin it.”

“So I believe now people want to go back to, I guess you can say, the kayfabe days. You know what I mean? And the reason why I kind of believe that too is I’m not gonna put over Chris Jericho. People are like, how was your feud? What do you mean? I hated him for seven months. It was the worst time of my life.”

H/T Wrestlezone