Eddie Kingston Says The Crowd Cheering Him Makes Him Nervous, Is Not Used To The Love He Received At AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam
Eddie Kingston talks the ovation he received for his Ring Of Honor World Title win last Wednesday night.
At Grand Slam, fans witnessed a classic between Kingston and Claudio Castagnoli, and in the end, Kingston was able to achieve his dream of bringing a world title home to his mother. After a vicious powerbomb, Eddie was able to keep Castagnoli down for the three count to an enormous pop from the New York crowd.
Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Kingston shared his thoughts about his win.
“You know me, I’m always hard on myself. I think I always could have done better. But the crowd was the best part. I’m biased, but New Yorkers, they’re the best. They don’t just cheer for you, they fight for you. I saw it all the time at Yankee Stadium. It’s how we are. The match was fine, but the crowd made it feel bigger. They took it from a four to a ten,”
“It feels great when the crowd cheers, but it makes me nervous,” said Kingston. “I’m not used to this kind of love. It makes me ask myself, ‘Why do they love me?’ Then I start doubting myself. It’s all part of my curse. But as long as people are fans of pro wrestling, that’s good enough for me,”
“Professional wrestling is my mixed martial arts. So thank you very much for supporting pro wrestling. Me, I’m the guy who grew up in Yonkers–I’m still that guy. So when people cheer for me, or want to take a picture with me, I get a little bashful. I don’t see the big deal. I’m just me. But I am blessed and lucky enough to do the dream job I’ve wanted since I was nine. I don’t see myself as a big deal. I’m still the kid from Yonkers,“Eddie Kingston