One of the highlights of the recent Being The Elite episode entitled “Tribute” was the speech from Eddie Kingston. Kingston has been one of the best talkers in AEW since arriving last year and this was one of the best examples of his speaking ability.
Now, Kingston has opened up about that moment. While speaking on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, Kingston revealed his thought process while he was making the speech. Here is the quote, courtesy of Fightful:
“Homicide makes fun of me now because he says, ‘Ah, see, you’re the locker room leader now.’ ‘Leave me alone.’ He’ll randomly send me a picture of something that says ‘BOSS’ on it. What was weird was, I just had an overwhelming feeling of energy after the show was over and I felt like I needed people to understand why I got this energy. I started yelling because I was like, why can’t we do this every week? Why does it take one of our fallen brothers, and I consider Brodie a brother, why does it take him to pass away for us to be this emotional in the ring and bring it out to the people?
I’m going on and on and I’m like, ‘This is really embarrassing, people are looking at me, what the f*** is going on.’ I see the camera, and you can see me see the camera, and I was like, ‘Okay, gotta carry it’ and run away as fast as I can because it’s not about that. I get why they put it up, and that’s cool. I’ve done a lot of bad in my past and I don’t think me doing this stuff now is like, ‘Oh, I’m a good boy, look at me.’ I can give a f*** less. As long as my family knows I’m a good person, I’m good.”
Brodie Lee and Eddie Kingston had a long history together dating back to their time together on the indies.