Eddie Kingston has not taken kindly to apparent body-shaming recently in the wrestling world, calling those doing it awful human beings.
The issue of body-shaming was suddenly thrust to public attention in the wrestling world after Booker T made comments about Adam Cole’s physique. The WWE Hall Of Famer suggested that Cole needs to put on some size, and that being small could be a reason for his repeated injury problems.
Whilst appearing on the MackMania podcast, Eddie Kingston has not held back with his opinion on the issue, making it clear he has no time for people who make comments like that.
Eddie Kingston also went through a list of top-level stars who may not have been seen as having the greatest physique, as well as noting that he has been body-shamed at various points throughout his career.
My whole career I’ve been hearing it and look, you have to work out to be a pro wrestler. You have to have good cardio. Cardio’s the main thing and yeah, you hear it your whole life, you gotta look the part and all that. There was a shift where, you know, you had to be a muscle guy. There was a shift in the business and you know, when you have that so much, people get sick of it, and then, you know, you have to do different things.
I grew up on guys that looked tough. There was some muscle guys but there were also guys like Dick Murdoch and Dusty Rhodes and those guys, you know what I mean? That you — if you wanna body shame and knock anyone nowadays, would you knock them?… Guys like that who look like dudes that they would fight you and then came the bodybuilder era and a lot of those bodybuilders couldn’t fight their way out of a paper bag. Let’s be honest about it, you know?
But yeah, you do have to be an athlete to be in this and you do have to cardio and workout and body shaming stuff? My man here’s my thing, if you don’t like it, don’t watch. If you wanna rip on someone or knock on somebody, okay man, I feel bad for you because that’s what gets your rocks off, you’re an evil, disgusting human being.
That’s all it is and I hope you never have somebody rip on you like that, you know what I mean? Because you’re a weak person so you’ll probably break down. But anyway, that’s me taking shots.
Eddie Kingston then focused on Adam Cole specifically, and pointed out that the former NXT Champion lives the kind of life most people can only dream of.
When it comes to Adam Cole, none of y’all are as athletic as him, for those people that are saying that. Also, y’all are jealous. My man’s living the good life. He gets to do what he wants to do, he gets paid to play video games, right? And he got D.M.D., which a lot of these dudes, all these dudes on the Twitter would kill — you know, give up anything for a minute with her. Big facts on that. He’s living his good life man so y’all can keep up and be hateful and spiteful and let it eat at you because you do because you’re a disgusting person. He’s living his good life.
Booker T has since responded to the criticism against him, claiming he was only making the comments he did as he is a fan of Adam Cole.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.