Eddie Kingston Profile: When opportunity knocks

AEW, Eddie Kingston (photo courtesy of AEW)
AEW, Eddie Kingston (photo courtesy of AEW) /

Eddie Kingston made his All Elite Wrestling debut on the July 22nd episode of Dynamite when he faced Cody Rhodes for the AEW TNT championship but lost in a great fight. On July 31st, Kingston had officially signed with AEW, and since then, he has been one of the best talkers in AEW. In this article, I will be profiling Eddie Kingston’s journey throughout professional wrestling.

Edward Moore was born December 12th, 1981, in Yonkers, New York, and is an American wrestler of Puerto Rican and Irish descent who is known by his ring name Eddie Kingston. Kingston has wrestled all over the world in wrestling companies such as Impact Wrestling, Chikara, All American Wrestling, Combat Zone Wrestling, Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, PWG, and Ring of Honor. Kingston was trained under Kevin Knight in New Jersey and would make his debut in October of 2002 at Chikara’s seventh event.

At the start of his professional wrestling career, Kingston would be teamed up with BlackJack Marciano, and they would become known as the Wild Cards. Kingston would see success as a tag team, with Marciano even winning the IWA Mid-south Tag-Team championships and holding them till Marciano was forced into retirement ending the tag team.

Eddie Kingston would return to the ring in 2005 and enter a feud with Chris Hero, leading to both wrestlers putting on classic matches at Combat Zone Wrestling. In 2007 Kingston would enter in a six-month feud with Hallowicked that would show how good of a storyteller in the ring that Kingston is because he would force his opponents to wear a replica of Hallowicked mask. Kingston would win this feud after defeating Hallowicked in a fall count anywhere match.

In late 2008 Kingston would team up with Brodie Lee and Grizzly Redwood to form an alliance known as The Roughnecks. Kingston would rise on the Indy wrestling scenes and make several appearances in Ring of Honor wrestling. Kingston would make his ROH debut in 2006 at Death Before Dishonor IV as the fifth member of CZW IN a cage of deathmatch that Team CZW would lose.

Kingston would get a taste of being a part of at the time one of the biggest wrestling promotions in the United States when in 2016, he joined Impact wrestling as a member of the Death Count Council. Kingston would find much success when he became a TNA stable Latin American Xchange (LAX), eventually turning on LAX and joining up with Homicide & Hernandez as the OGZ.

Yet, his appearance in AEW has helped make Kingston a mainstream hero of sorts to wrestling fans. In the first few minutes that Kingston would appear on the television screen, he made it known that he was the top free agent in professional wrestling at that time by cutting a powerful promo talking about all the obstacles he had to overcome in his life to get him to where he was that night when he debuted on AEW Dynamite. The match would last 11 minutes and would a straight fight that saw Kingston fail to capture the gold, but instead, what he caught was the chance for fans to know that he deserved to be signed to AEW.

Eddie Kingston is such an essential piece to professional wrestling in 2021 because he doesn’t look like the eye-catching megastar that you would see in any of the great wrestling companies, but when he speaks, he makes it known that he is the best on the microphone and he makes you believe every word he says.

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Eddie Kingston took the opportunity that AEW gave him and made sure that he showed the world that he was a wrestler who you should be looking out for. Anyone who has ever seen Kingston in NWA, Impact, CZW, and ROH knows that he is one of the best talkers in today’s industry. Eddie Kingston is cementing himself as one of the must-watch wrestlers In professional wrestling today.