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AEW Star Eddie Kingston Suffers Legitimate Injury at NJPW Resurgenc

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Eddie Kingston, the defending NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion, suffered a legitimate injury during his Last Man Standing match against Gabe Kidd at NJPW Resurgence on May 11.

What Happened

  • During the closing stages of the title bout, Kingston took a suplex from Kidd from the ring apron through a table.
  • On the way down to the floor, Kingston’s legs landed on the barricade, with the 2023 Continental Classic winner favoring his right leg after the spot.
  • According to Fightful Select, Kingston was battling a “legit” injury following the match, although the extent and nature of the injury have not yet been confirmed.
  • Kingston reportedly needed assistance after the match and had a “bad limp” backstage afterwards.

Why It Matters

The injury to Eddie Kingston comes at a crucial time, as he is set to compete at AEW Double or Nothing 2024 on Sunday, May 26. Kingston is scheduled to team up with FTR and Bryan Danielson to take on The Elite’s Young Bucks, Jack Perry, and Kazuchika Okada. Dave Meltzer reported that AEW is “crossing their fingers” that Kingston will be okay for the upcoming event.

What’s Next

WrestleTalk will provide further updates on Kingston’s injury status as more information becomes available. The wrestling world will be closely monitoring the situation, hoping for a speedy recovery for the Mad King ahead of his important match at Double or Nothing.

How do you think Eddie Kingston’s injury might impact his upcoming match at Double or Nothing? Leave a comment below with your thoughts!

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