Eddie Kingston Asks For Specific Match From Tony Khan

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Eddie Kingston is demanding that Tony Khan grant his wish for a PPV match against a former world champion and one of the biggest stars in New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

Eddie Kingston isn’t shy about sharing his opinions about pro-wrestling and specifically his fondness for Japanese wrestling. He takes inspiration from many now-retired Japanese wrestlers including Kenta Kobashi and Toshiaki Kawada.

And while he hasn’t been able to wrestle those idols of his save for a dream match against Jun Akiyama, he has been more than happy taking on New Japan’s wrestlers whenever possible.

For two years now, Kingston has wrestled a wide variety of NJPW wrestlers. But following his first match in the 2023 G1 Climax, Kingston spoke to the New Japan press and noted that he wants to face Shingo Takagi once again.

“I can’t believe it. Oh my God. The dream lives on folks, the dream lives on. I’m not gonna lie, when I saw I was paired up against Shingo (Takagi), former IWGP World Champion.

Shingo, I’m not gonna talk a lot of trash and try to sell tickets. This is a sport so I’m gonna treat it like a sport. Thank you for the fight and I hope we do it again. I’m praying, Tony Khan, I’ll put you on the spot. Me and Shingo, All In or All Out… give us time. Me and Shingo will show the world strong style, King’s Road combined. Thank you Shingo. EVIL, ah, I gotta do better.”

Aside from Shingo Takagi, the other wrestlers in Eddie Kingston’s tournament block are David Finlay, EVIL, Mikey Nicholls, Tomohiro Ishii, Tama Tonga, and Henare.

h/t Post Wrestling for the transcription