AEW star Eddie Kingston appeared on this week’s episode of AEW Unsrestricted. The independent veteran discussed a number of topics on the podcast, including his debut against Cody Rhodes for the TNT Championship.
Kingston said that he wanted to help ‘make’ Cody seem tough; as he believed he was just performing for one night only.
“That’s why I cut the promo and was saying, ‘oh you don’t know nothing about grinding,’ and that promo was just setting up for Cody to beat me to look like the tough guy or not look, but be the tough guy. People just thought I was just talking s–t for the sake of talking s–t. It was to help with the match, so when Cody kicked out and when Cody went through the tacks and still beat me and smack me around and put on the Figure Four, that was the point of me saying, ‘oh, you don’t know how to grind. You don’t know how to do this,’ and then he does it and they go, ‘OK, there you go.’ Like I wasn’t expecting anything. Like cool, I did my job. Thanks appreciate it.”
credit AEW Unrestricted and a h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.