Eddie Kingston’s in-ring style is extremely original, but even on the microphone, Kingston calls to mind an older method of delivering a storyline to the masses. He is certainly an ace on the microphone and recently, he talked about just what his style of promo brings to the table over in AEW.
It was while he spoke to Yahoo! Sports that he went into detail about his approach to his promos. He said:
“If I’m not into it or I can’t be myself, it’s not going to work…AEW knew what they were getting when they signed me and they have gone with it. I’ve been lucky and I’ve been blessed to be at a place that lets me be myself. Everyone wants to say character, but the Eddie Kingston you see is just me at 17 turned up a thousand notches…
I feel like if I have to discuss (the segment or match) with you, we’re not going to have a good time…I like to react to things, moments, people and I like whoever is working with me to do the same. If we’re not having a good time…then the most important people, the fans, aren’t going to be entertained. Let’s try and bring a little bit of reality back to pro wrestling.”via Yahoo! /Wrestling Inc (Transcription)
The word ‘scathing’ certainly comes to mind when thinking about Kingston’s promos. He can cut and be cut by some pretty harsh words better than anyone. A man that shares that top spot with him is of course MJF. But learning from him how he views his promos, is something very interesting to behold for all of his fans.
Road Dogg to join former tag partner at AEW?
By now the news that Road Dogg was released from the backstage position he held over at NXT as a producer has reached all of you, dear readers. But a recent development has come to light and one that has fans highly intrigued.
It was shortly after James took to Twitter that many in the pro wrestling community reached out and expressed gratitude and other sentiments to the man that had done so much behind the scenes over at NXT.
One in particular was Adam Cole who stated online that he was sure he’d be seeing the D-o double G down the road (paraphrased). This ignited fans to ask if James would ever consider joining his old tag team partner, Billy Gunn in AEW.
The D-o double G had this to say to that question, he actually tagging Tony Khan, AEW and Billy Gunn:
“This light bill ain’t gonna pay itself!”via Brian G. James on Twitter
Matt Striker leaves Impact Wrestling
Matt Striker has left Impact Wrestling. In his role as analyst for the promotion, he brought a level of class and distinction to the table alongside D’Lo Brown that will be missed. They certainly were a great team.
Striker had this to say about his departure:
“I am disappointed that my time with #ImpactonAXSTV is done. I REALLY enjoyed that locker room. Thanks for allowing me to tell your story. Thanks, everyone. Stay safe.”via Matt Striker /cultaholic.com (Transcription)
Of course Striker was a high school teacher before his pro wrestling journey got underway and he wrestled extensively until 2008, when he made the transition to the analysts’ desk in WWE. It was in 2013 that he departed that company and worked on the indie circuit, particularly Lucha Underground.
He has had a plethora of other jobs in media that include writing for reality shows and other hosting duties. Interestingly enough, he co-owns the largest real estate company in Long Island, New York. We hope to see him at the analysts’ desk very soon in any of the major promotions. His keen eye, wit and epic vocabulary will most assuredly be missed over at Impact.