The COVID-19 pandemic affected the entire world and brought several things to a half. That included the independent circuit in professional wrestling. Eddie Kingston was affected by this. Prior to the pandemic, Kingston would always be on the move as he had several indie events booked. However, the pandemic left him with nothing to do.
AEW continued to function during those troubling times and Kingston managed to sign a contract with the company. He spoke to the New York Post, where he revealed how bad his predicament was before AEW gave him a chance and saved his professional wrestling career.
“I think probably another month I would have sold the house and moved back to New York and back to my parents’ place until I could get a regular job and, you know, get my own apartment.”
“I just started crying in the car. I didn’t understand why I was crying and my girlfriend was just like, ‘Let it go, let it out because you reached a goal. You did it.’ I was like, damn. I was gonna be broke and homeless and back living with my parents. It hit me then. I just started bawling in the car and apologizing for crying. That whole New York tough guy thing, I can’t let anyone see me cry.”
“I believe God sent my niece and nephew to me not to stop wrestling because he knew good things were gonna happen.”
He was merely a month away from retiring permanently but then he received a chance at the TNT Title against Cody Rhodes and it all changed from there.
He is currently scheduled to challenge Jon Moxley for the AEW World Title at AEW Full Gear on November 7th.