You could easily argue both Eddie Kingston and Pentagon Jr. are underutilized and unappreciated, but they’ve had very different paths to AEW. Pentagon Jr. was among the first names to sign with the company, and he’s failed to turn that buzz into concrete success. Meanwhile, Eddie Kingston set the world on fire with an unforgettable promo and violent match against Cody Rhodes during his AEW Dynamite debut.
Not content to simply sit back and wait his turn, Eddie Kingston has already been making moves since signing with the company. Kingston has aligned himself with Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, The Butcher, and The Blade in a makeshift faction, but a coy wink from Kingston during a group hug with those men seemed to indicate this could all be part of a larger plan by “The Mad King.”
At 38 years old, Eddie Kingston is a few short years from having over two decades of in-ring competition as mileage on his body. While his charisma and ability to captivate are undeniable, he doesn’t have forever to sit around and wait for the moment to happen. If he can secure an opportunistic win at AEW All Out 2020, Eddie Kingston might find himself the AEW World Champion sooner rather than later.