The Baltimore Sun recently interviewed Eddie Kingston, who was promoting last night's House of Hardcore event. Below are a couple of highlights:
You had taken part in the WWE tryout shortly before showing up on TNA. Was the decision to go to TNA simply because they offered first?
"I had the tryout, and then TNA called me right after the tryout, and told me to show up the next Monday. I weighed all the options and talked to a lot of people. I talked to my best friend, Homicide, and a few other people. I just turned 35, and after 15 years on the road, I just decided that I couldn't wait any longer. It was whoever came up first at the time, I would have taken it. It was never anything personal against any company, I just felt that it was now or never. At the beginning of 2016, I said to myself that if I didn't have a contract somewhere by the end of the year, I was going to leave in December. So it was already in my head that I had a goal, and that this is where I had to be by the end of the year."
When you jumped to TNA, that was right in the middle of all their highly-publicized financial and legal problems. Did that factor in at all to your decision process?
"To be honest with you, I try to stay out of all that stuff. I'm not a legal guy, and all that political stuff, I try to stay out of because I don't handle it all that well. The street kid in me comes out a lot of times. Before I signed the contract, I definitely had questions and concerns, but they reassured me what was going on, and I felt comfortable enough talking to the people who I had to talk to. Plus, I visited that locker room a few times, and that locker room is amazing. There's good people there. Not just good wrestlers, but good human beings in that locker room."
Kingston also discussed working with the Hardys, being pitched the DCC angle before signing with TNA, WWE signing so many independent wrestlers and more. You can check out the full article by clicking here.
Source: The Baltimore Sun