A popular AEW wrestler has recently talked about the exact promo that made him realise WWE wasn’t going to sign him.
WWE try-outs have a reputation for pushing athletes to their limits. With drills that make even the most conditioned athletes collapse, making it to the end of the day is an achievement alone.
Eddie Kingston certainly agrees that the WWE try-out was tough, but it was the promo class that he said crushed his WWE chances. Speaking on Renee Paquette’s ‘Oral Sessions’ podcast , Kingston revealed that he got the try-out opportunity through Jimmy Jacobs, but quickly realised that he wasn’t getting signed.
The AEW star talked about a promo session, which marked the moment he knew he’d be unsuccessful.
Here is the quote, courtesy of Wrestling Inc:
“I remember I was doing the promo class, and I said, ‘Well, where I come from, they believe in Tupac more than Santa Claus.’ I saw these two writers have this confused look on their face when I said it. I was like, ‘Oh yeah, I’m done. Let me just have my match, and then I’ll leave.'”
It seems like Eddie Kingston and those present that day at the WWE Performance Center were worlds apart.
It is a blessing in some ways that Kingston didn’t end up in WWE, as AEW has given Kingston the platform to showcase his talents.
Eddie Kingston challenged Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship at Full Gear, in what many consider to be the best work of both competitors’ careers.