Eddie Kingston Shares His Thoughts On Conversation About Wrestlers’ Body Types, Talks Adam Cole

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The online conversation about Adam Cole has been brought to Kingston’s attention.

This Saturday, AEW and New Japan Pro-Wrestling reunite to present the Forbidden Door pay-per-view from Chicago, Illinois. On this card, Eddie Kingston teams up with Wheeler Yuta and Shota Umino to take on Chris Jericho, Minoru Suzuki, and Sammy Guevara.

Prior to this event and 6/22 AEW Dynamite, Kingston has joined The Ringer’s MackMania podcast. As the discussion progressed, the online conversation about Adam Cole’s physique came up. Kingston dove into the subject and opened up about her own experiences with people commenting on her height.

He says you have to train and stay in shape to be a professional wrestler, but not everyone has to look the same. Speaking specifically about Cole, Kingston feels that people making these comments about his colleague are jealous and not as athletic as Cole.

“Go to the gym, you’re fat -” they don’t know, hey, by the way guys… for everyone telling me go to the gym, I don’t need to go to the gym. My contract pays me enough where I have my own gym in my garage, you know what I mean?

My whole career, I’ve heard and watched, you have to train to be a professional wrestler. You have to have good cardio. Cardio is the main thing and yeah, you hear it all your life, you gotta watch the role and stuff. There was a change where, you know, you had to be a muscle guy. There’s been a change in the business and you know, when you have so many, people get fed up and then, you know, you have to do different things. I grew up with guys who looked tough. There were 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 want to be body shamed and hit somebody these days would you?… Guys like that looking like dudes they would fight you then came the era of bodybuilders and many of these bodybuilders couldn’t squeeze their way out of a paper bag. Let’s be honest, you know? But yeah, you have to be an athlete to be in there and you have to do cardio and workout and body shame stuff? Dude, here’s my thing, if you don’t like it, don’t watch. If you want to rip someone up or punch someone, okay man, I feel bad for you because that’s what drives you crazy, you’re an evil, disgusting human being. That’s all it is and I hope you never have someone tear you apart like that, you know what I mean? Because you are a weak person so you will probably collapse. But anyway, I’m the one taking pictures. No, I get it, I get it, but then again, I grew up in a time when we had hillbillies and Texans and then body guys and stuff like that. Look, no one is alike. When you start looking alike, it gets really boring. Yeah, it’s getting really boring. Me? I have a little belly, yeah. I like to eat ice cream, I like Five Guys, I like pizza, you know what I mean? But I also like lifting weights and doing cardio and I also like fighting and punching people in the face and cutting people, you know what I mean? So I’m just me. My other thing with that is I know it’s old, old thing to say but a lot of you, a lot of people who are body ashamed, a lot of people who say negative things, in more than being disgusting human beings because that’s what their rocks get, none of them would ever step into the ring. Not to fight, I mean just run the ropes, you know what I mean? Or even just step in and they’re like, well, that’s not my job. Well my man, you don’t see me bothering you at your work, you know what I mean? Tell you how to clean the floor… I was going to say something else, so I had to change the subject! You know where I came from. It was in my head. I was like, ah! 2022 Eddie, 2022, I’m different… When it comes to Adam Cole, none of you are as athletic as him, for those who say that. Besides, you’re all jealous. My man is living the good life. He does what he wants, he gets paid to play video games, right? And he got DMD, which a lot of these guys, all these guys on Twitter would kill – you know, drop anything for a minute with her. Great facts about it. He’s living his good life man so y’all can go on and be hateful and mean and let it eat at you, ’cause you’re doing it because you’re a disgusting person. He is living his good life.

When asked if he’s happy with his position in AEW, Kingston said he’ll never be happy until he’s at the top and that’s what drives him. He said he was most satisfied watching his AEW friends achieve their individual goals and accolades.

No, I’m never happy [with my position], but that’s what motivates me. I am not crazy [Kingston laughed]. I got my situation, I can tell you the same, you know what I mean? I am not angry with this situation. I’m not happy because I’m not happy, because I’m still working. I’m not the best guy in my mind and I’m old school in that sense, the best guy is the world champion, whoever it is. It’s my opinion. It doesn’t matter who has the highest rating or the highest demo or whatever. If the company trusts you to make you their world champion or the world champion in our case, in the case of AEW, then, you know, you’re the best guy, you’re the only one, you’re wearing the ‘business and I’ I’m not there yet. See, so I’m not happy, I’m not happy, you know? And it’s funny how I feel more joy seeing my friends succeed there than I do because I want to continue. I don’t want to be happy. It’s my biggest fear, it’s having content because then it’s useless. It’s no use not doing it anymore.

Slated for tomorrow’s Dynamite is an appearance by Bryan Danielson, Christian Cage will explain why he ambushed Jungle Boy with Jon Moxley teaming up with Hiroshi Tanahashi to take on Chris Jericho and Lance Archer.

If quotes from this article are used, please credit the MackMania Podcast an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcripts.