Eddie Kingston Recovering After Surgery

Eddie Kingston

Eddie Kingston has undergone knee surgery.

At NJPW Resurgence, Eddie Kingston’s run as NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion came to a brutal end at the hands of Gabe Kidd. The no-ropes match was a stunningly violent 20 minutes of action, but the match’s decisive set piece didn’t go off as planned.

As the action neared its devastating climax, Kidd suplexed Kingston from the edge of the ring apron through a table on the floor. But as he did so, the Mad King’s leg crashed across the steel barrier with a sickening crunch. Despite being in obvious pain, Kingston finished the bout and post-match angle as planned.

In the days after the show it was revealed Eddie Kingston had broken his leg as well as tearing his ACL and meniscus. To add to the former ROH World Champion’s misery, he was forced to wait on surgery for his knee until after his broken tibia healed, pushing back his return even further.

Eddie Kingston Confirms Knee Surgery

In a new post on Instagram, Kingston confirmed his knee surgery was complete, writing “Well it’s done. So what up!”

Although there’s been no official comment from AEW or the man himself, Kingston’s expected to be out for another ten months, putting his return somewhere around May 2025.

The star had been due to feature in Anarchy in the Arena at AEW Double or Nothing alongside Bryan Danielson and FTR, but he was replaced by Darby Allin.