Eddie Kingston has discussed his career, following his Lights Out match with Jon Moxley against Minoru Suzuki and Lance Archer, on AEW Rampage.
Speaking with PWInsider, Kingston pointed out that next month, he will have been wrestling for 20 years. Referring to Moxley, Suzuki and Archer as the ‘Three Musketeers’ of NJPW, Kingston stated that their Grand Slam match meant the world to him.
Noting that he was born to fight, Kingston said:
“I know. I am drained, I am drained, I am emotionally, mentally, physically, after Suzuki started beating me up and Lance started beating me up, drained. That’s it, that’s all I can tell you, drained. (The match) means the world to me. It was like I was in there with four pillars. It was like I was in there with The Three Musketeers in New Japan.
“It was everything. It was everything to me. I cracked a smile in the middle of going back and forth with Suzuki in the ring. And you know me, Mike, I don’t smile when I fight. I’m just trying to get in there and fight. But I just cracked a little smile like, ‘Yeah, let’s go. I was born to this.’ I actually felt, at the end of the night when I sat in the locker room by myself, after the adrenaline wore off and I had tears in my eyes, running down my face, thinking of this 20-year-career, it will be 20 years in October.
“Thinking about this 20-year-career and thinking about everybody who was there with me and everybody who has passed away who I knew, who was with me, and everybody who wasn’t with me, and all this stuff, I just broke down in tears, I couldn’t believe it. I could not believe it. And then in my head I went like this, Mike, you know me. I went, ‘Okay, on to the next one.'”
After AEW Rampage Grand Slam, Kingston cut a passionate promo, addressing the historic Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd. During his speech, Kingston declared New York “AEW’s town”.