AEW star Eddie Kingston has said that, when his in-ring career is over, he wants to become a commentator and an agent.
Kingston has already joined the commentary team for Dark: Elevation alongside Tony Schiavone and Paul Wight, so he should be truly settled into the role by the time he’s finished as a wrestler.
Speaking with Barstool Sports, Kingston said:
“I would definitely love to do commentary. I would love to agent. I would love to help younger talent. There is some young talent that doesn’t listen, like I did when I was younger, and I would like to tell them, ‘It’s not going to work out, man. Trust me. All this stuff you’re fighting for that you think is so important, I’m telling you, two or three years from now, you’re going to look back and go, why did I even care?’.
“I look at my career and calling the wrong wrestler a mark. Next thing I know, he’s the champion somewhere. Welp, not going there. Told a certain promoter to ‘f off’. Welp, not working there. I look back now and I’m like, ‘That wasn’t a big deal’. I had to be all tough and street. Wasn’t a big deal. That’s what I try to tell the younger guys. ‘Shut up and listen. Everything you think is a big deal now, a lot of it, like 98% of it, later on you’re gonna be like what was the point?’.
“Everyone has a long journey. I can only lead a horse to water. If they don’t drink the water, I gotta drown it. They are not a good horse.”
Eddie Kingston will team with Jon Moxley in a Lights Out tag team match against Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki on Friday’s AEW Rampage ‘Grand Slam’, which was taped last night after Dynamite.
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