When Eddie Kingston stepped up to face Jon Moxley at AEW Full Gear, his gear looked quite different than normal. Unlike his usual gear, it was a far cry from his “street gear” as he looked to pay tribute to one of his favorite wrestlers of all time, Mitsuharu Misawa.
Kingston talked about this gear when he did a Highspot Virtual Gimmick Table signing, explaining why he wore the gear and how he wanted to educate fans about the Japanese legend.
“It was the first time I wore kickpads ever. The reason why I got the colors is that it’s the colors of Misawa, who wrestled for All Japan and was the Ace of Aces. He was a huge inspiration for me and that’s why I wore the colors. Usually, I wear black and yellow, but because of Misawa, I decided to go with green and silver. I do Muay Thai and I decided to take the Muay Thai pants that I usually use and had a friend named Isla make it. Green and silver, a tribute to Misawa, and the Eddie Kingston logo. The green singlet because I’m fat and I’m trying to lose weight. The reason why I wore it that day was for Misawa and I wanted people to know who the Four Pillars of Heaven are from All Japan in the 90s. I like to educate. That’s my favorite style, I like to learn it and study it every day.”
The Four Pillars of Heaven are Akira Taue, Toshiaki Kawada, Kenta Kobashi, and Misawa. Kingston added he’s auctioning the gear off to help St. Jude’s in Philadelphia.
Thanks to Fightful for the quote
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