Following last night’s (June 26) episode of AEW Dynamite, Eddie Kingston took to the ring to thank fans, and fire shots at WWE.
After Kenny Omega defeated Jungle Boy to retain the AEW World Championship, Eddie Kingston took to the ring to address the fans live in attendance.
Kingston stated that AEW cares about their fans, and the talent are passionate about pro-wrestling. Taking shots at the competition, Kingston argued that you won’t feel the same heart on “the other channel” that you can feel with AEW.
Sending the crowd home happy, Kingston said:
“Because the competition sometimes doesn’t want to hear their fans. I guess I’m burning another bridge. Surprise. Ladies and Gentlemen, AEW cares about their fans. Because we are not here just to get ourselves a paycheck. We’re here every week, with you people, without you people, and we come out here and we bust our asses. Because we love professional wrestling. I will give the devil his due, but you saw a match between Kenny Omega and my dude, Jungle Boy, that you will not see on the other channel. You will not see legends who are respected on the other channel.
“You will not see people like me and my best friend on the other channel. And you will not see the heart that everybody in that locker room has on the other channel. Ladies and Gentlemen, I was supposed to send you home happy, but I’m speaking from my heart and the bottom line is this, we are AEW, we will see you Wednesday, and we want to hear you. I know our World Champion, I don’t like him, but he does the ‘So long, Goodnight,’ all that jazz. I’m just going to say a little New York thing, “Try the veal. Tip your waitress. Get home safe.”
— Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net (@Casshooole) June 27, 2021
Kingston has previously admitted that he doesn’t watch WWE regularly, only tuning in for Royal Rumble and WrestleMania. In the same interview, he noted that he would’ve wanted a match against Samoa Joe, before Joe returned to NXT.
On Dynamite, a number of matches were announced for the upcoming AEW specials.
Quote via Fightful.