Eddie Kingston finally got his big break last year, when he became contracted to All Elite Wrestling, marking the first time in his career that he was able to make a living as a contracted professional wrestler.
Kingston recently spoke to CBS Sports, where he spoke about how supportive his family have been of him during his wrestling career, as well as how they have mentally helped him.
“My mom and dad are just happy that I’m doing something that’s not illegal. My brother is just happy I found something that I’m passionate about. I didn’t see the future, they did. They saw a future for me in anything I wanted to do, but because of my low self-esteem and how I beat myself down mentally in the past — which I still kind of do, I’m working on that, but all that stuff — they’re just happy to see me doing something that’s positive. So of course they’re going to back me up on that, no matter what.”
Kingston continued on, talking about how he finally reached the goal of making a living as a contracted wrestler, before highlighting the next goals he hopes to achieve in AEW.
“New milestones, of course, (The goal) to be the top guy in AEW. I reached one goal, I made it to AEW, contracted, make it a living. My nephew can show people on the TNT app, there’s a plug, or on the AEW YouTube there’s another plug, he gets to show off that his uncle is a wrestler. I reached one goal. The next goal is to be the top guy, to be the champion, to be the guy on the posters. The guy that is AEW. That’s what Kenny (Omega) was. That’s what (Jon Moxley) was. That was what (Chris) Jericho was, and that’s what ‘Hangman’ (Adam Page) is now. That’s always the goal.”
Kingston recently took on CM Punk at the AEW Full Gear pay-per-view, and now looks to be headed towards a temporary alliance with Chris Jericho against 2point0 and Daniel Garcia.