An AEW star has admitted to doing the “stupid wrestler thing” which kept them off TV recovering from surgery.
Eddie Kingston recently made his return to our screens, siding with The Elite and facing off against Blackpool Combat Club on AEW Dynamite.
In a New York Post interview conducted before AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door, Kingston discussed his hernia surgery and recovery, saying:
“I’ve been dealing with the injury since September, and I did the typical stupid wrestler thing, which is work through it and then, I couldn’t work through it anymore.
“I feel a thousand times better, they told me six weeks, so I took all six weeks, took advantage of it.”
Eddie Kingston was pulled from the April NJPW Collision show due to an “undisclosed injury” with it being revealed in May that he was undergoing hernia surgery.
Shortly after this announcement, Kingston would reveal that the surgery was successful.
In the New York Post interview, Kingston would go on to discuss his current physical appearance, stating:
“As I said on TV the other day, please forgive me for the way I look, I had been eating a lot of ice cream during my time off, I’ve just been able to get back to working out, I’m getting back to a better version of me.”
He would also discuss his benchmark for pain, revealing what he was doing to get through one match in particular, noting:
“The way I judge pain is if I can sleep. That last match I had with Claudio at Ring Of Honor, I was icing my groin area and I couldn’t sleep at all that night, and when I saw that, I knew something was wrong and I still tried to go to work that Wednesday, I got up that Tuesday to go to the airport and I’m out the door and I looked at my girlfriend and said, I can’t get on that plane, that’s how much pain I was in. I was like yeah, it’s time to go.”
Kingston has also discussed the locker room atmosphere since the return of CM Punk.
In the interview, he would also address MJF, saying that the AEW World Champion was scared of him.
Transcript from New York Post.
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