Outside of brief stints in Impact and ROH, Eddie Kingston was a mainstay on the independent scene for 18 years before signing with AEW.
55 Facts About Eddie Kingston
Eddie Kingston has been praised for his speaking skills and ability to cut promos, and is regarded by some as one of the best speakers of the modern professional wrestling era.
Eddie Kingston had a difficult childhood in a tough part of Yonkers, constantly getting into fights at school; he credits getting into wrestling at an early age from watching old tapes as what kept him out of jail and trouble.
In 2007, Eddie Kingston turned heel when he was pinned in an eight-man tag team match.
The feud ended when Eddie Kingston defeated Hallowicked in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
On May 24,2009, at Aniversario Yang Eddie Kingston, who had claimed to being able to outwrestle Castagnoli, pinned him cleanly with an Oklahoma roll.
Castagnoli won the match, but instead of showing respect, Eddie Kingston laid him out with a spinning back fist, after claiming that both him and his former tag team partner are shady and deserve respect from no one.
Dorado won by disqualification by taking his mask off behind the referees back and throwing it at Eddie Kingston, who was holding it when the ref turned around.
Eddie Kingston eliminated Daizee Haze and Sara Del Rey from the match, before being stuck in a two-on-one disadvantage against BDK members Claudio Castagnoli and Tursas.
On March 13,2011, in Brooklyn, New York, Castagnoli defeated Eddie Kingston, after hitting him with a chain, in a grudge match fifteen months in the making.
From May to October 2011, Eddie Kingston took part in 12 Large: Summit, a tournament used to determine the first ever Chikara Grand Champion.
Eddie Kingston ended up winning his block of the tournament with a record of four wins and one loss to set up a final match with the winner of the other block, Mike Quackenbush.
On February 26,2012, Eddie Kingston made his first defense of the Grand Championship, defeating Vin Gerard, with whom he had developed a rivalry during the 12 Large: Summit.
On September 15, during the second night of the 2012 King of Trios, Eddie Kingston made his seventh successful title defense against Osaka Pro Wrestling representative Tadasuke.
Eddie Kingston later revealed that he had gotten drunk the previous night, punched a mirror in his hotel room and injured a tendon in his hand.
Eddie Kingston has made on-and-off appearances for Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South since 2003.
Eddie Kingston rekindled his feud with Hero during the 2007 Ted Petty Invitational, and on the final night of the tournament, Kingston defeated Hero in a Last Man Standing match, which is considered the 2007 Match of the Year for the company.
On December 7,2007, Eddie Kingston won a four-way elimination match against Hero, then-champion Quackenbush, and Chuck Taylor to win the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship.
Rotten told the crowd that Eddie Kingston was "going through some personal problems", but that he was welcome back to the promotion once he got his act together.
Eddie Kingston participated in the 2008 Ted Petty Invitational tournament, defeating Necro Butcher in the first round on Night One, but losing to Sami Callihan in the quarter-finals.
Eddie Kingston made his debut in Combat Zone Wrestling in early 2004, competing in a series of tag team matches showcasing Chikara wrestlers, before joining the roster as the enforcer and mouthpiece in the BLKOUT faction.
Eddie Kingston was eliminated first, after suffering a legitimate broken ankle, after botching a backdrop.
Eddie Kingston released a public interview on YouTube discussing the matter, but the footage was removed only hours later.
Eddie Kingston did not appear in CZW for nearly a year following this, but eventually made his return at New Years Resolutions on January 12,2008, in the main event for the CZW World Heavyweight Championship.
Eddie Kingston returned to Combat Zone Wrestling on February 14,2009, at its 10th Anniversary Show, in a losing effort to CZW World Heavyweight Champion Drake Younger in a No Rope Barbed Wire Deathmatch.
Eddie Kingston first appeared in Westside Xtreme Wrestling in 2004, as part of a Chikara exhibition match.
Eddie Kingston then appeared two years later, as part of the Joint@Venture event in February 2005.
On March 13,2010, at The Vision, Eddie Kingston was defeated by Big Van Walter in a singles match.
Eddie Kingston was brought back to wXw for the 2013 edition of 16 Carat Gold.
Seven years later, Eddie Kingston returned to the promotion for the 2020 edition of 16 Carat Gold.
Eddie Kingston made his first appearance in Ring of Honor at Death Before Dishonor IV on July 15,2006, as the fifth member of Team CZW in the Cage of Death match, which Team CZW lost.
Eddie Kingston appeared with BLKOUT, but failed to defeat Jigsaw, while Ruckus again tried to calm down both of his stables.
Eddie Kingston wrestled at the Ring of Honor Wrestling tapings on March 1,2009, in Philadelphia, defeating Sami Callihan.
On December 19,2009, at Final Battle 2009, ROH's first live pay-per-view, Eddie Kingston defeated Hero in a "Fight Without Honor" match to win the feud.
Eddie Kingston returned to ROH on March 4,2012, at the 10th Anniversary Show, where he represented Chikara as the Grand Champion and had a confrontation with Kevin Steen.
Eddie Kingston would hold the title for little over two months before losing it to Archadia.
On January 23,2010, at JAPW's 12th Anniversary Show, Eddie Kingston had his biggest match to date in the promotion, unsuccessfully challenging Dan Maff for the JAPW Heavyweight Championship.
Eddie Kingston returned to JAPW on April 14,2012, when he and Homicide defeated Philly's Most Wanted to win the vacant JAPW Tag Team Championship.
On November 11,2007, Eddie Kingston debuted in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla as Human Tornado's mystery tag team partner.
On January 5,2008, Tornado, Castagnoli and Eddie Kingston defeated the three-person unit of Hero, Necro Butcher and Hero's then-valet Candice LeRae in a No Disqualification match.
On Night Two, Eddie Kingston was defeated by Necro Butcher in a Necro Butcher Rules match.
On September 29,2016, Eddie Kingston was part of a group of about 40 wrestlers invited to a WWE tryout at their Performance Center.
Eddie Kingston lost to Bull Dempsey on January 26,2018, at House of Hardcore 37.
On September 9,2018 Eddie Kingston lost to Brody King at PCW Ultra's Vision Quest in Wilmington, California.
Eddie Kingston was revealed as a member of the masked gang Death Crew Council on the November 10,2016 episode of Impact.
The DCC unmasked themselves on the following episode of Impact Wrestling after laying out TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Kingston Edwards following his successful title defense against Eli Drake.
On October 4,2017, Eddie Kingston announced his departure from Impact Wrestling.
Eddie Kingston made his debut for All Elite Wrestling on the July 22,2020 episode of Dynamite, where he faced against Cody for the AEW TNT Championship in a No Disqualification match, but lost.
At the All Out pay-per-view, Eddie Kingston participated in the Casino Battle Royale, where he was lastly eliminated by eventual winner Lance Archer.
At New Year's Smash on January 13,2021, Eddie Kingston was defeated by Pac.
Eddie Kingston eventually began a feud with Miro, whom he challenged for the TNT Championship at All Out, though he was defeated.
The rivalry would continue after Eddie Kingston returned the following month, with the two agreeing that they would wrestle each other at the Revolution event.
Eddie Kingston resumed his feud with Guevara shortly after, with the two facing in a match on Rampage: Grand Slam; Kingston initially won by submission, but the decision was overturned after he refused to release his submission hold.
Eddie Kingston made his debut for New Japan Pro-Wrestling on the November 27,2021 episode of Strong, teaming with Jon Moxley to face Minoru Suzuki and Lance Archer in a Philadelphia Street Fight, in a losing effort.
At the Capital Collision event in May 2022, Eddie Kingston faced Tomohiro Ishii, but was defeated.