In a recent turn of events, Eddie Kingston, a prominent figure in the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) universe, has made a significant announcement regarding his future in independent wrestling.
Eddie Kingston, who holds the titles of both ROH World and NJPW STRONG Openweight champion, has declared that he’s taking a step back from the independent wrestling scene.
The reason behind this decision is a back injury that Kingston is currently grappling with. He aims to ensure that he remains fit enough to perform at his best for NJPW, ROH, and AEW.
Kingston’s injury is located in his lower back, and he’s keen on getting it treated promptly. His commitment to being the NJPW Strong Openweight and ROH Champion has led him to this challenging decision. He emphasised the need to be in top shape for all NJPW strong shows and the three AEW shows he’s scheduled for.
AEW Star Eddie Kingston: A Message to the Fans
In a heartfelt message on Instagram, Kingston expressed his deep love for independent wrestling. However, he also acknowledged that times have changed.
His primary focus now is to excel as the champion for both NJPW strong and ROH. He conveyed his apologies to his fans and followers for not being able to participate in independent wrestling at the moment.
Kingston’s dedication to his roles as champion is evident, and he’s putting that responsibility above everything else.
It’s worth noting that Kingston’s recent accomplishments in the wrestling world have been commendable.
He clinched the ROH World Title by defeating Claudio Castagnoli at the AEW Dynamite Grand Slam event.
Additionally, his NJPW STRONG Championship, which he secured from KENTA in July, was also at stake during this match.
Impact on Scheduled Matches
This decision has had a ripple effect on Kingston’s scheduled appearances. He had to withdraw from several independent shows leading up to his latest title win.
Notably, he was removed from the 16th September card for Absolute Intense Wrestling.