Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley have been tag team partners in AEW for the better half of a year, which included a tag team championship shot at the Young Bucks at Double or Nothing 2021. On November 2nd, it was announced that Jon Moxley would be entering an inpatient alcohol treatment program. Eddie Kingston spoke with CBS Sports and discussed all the support Jon Moxley has received from the public.

“It was great. I was going to rally with him anyway. I guess you could say I’m an old-school street guy,” Eddie Kingston said. “My thing was, ‘I don’t care if anyone else understands. I get it. Your wife gets it, I get it. That’s all that matters.’ It does feel nice that everybody else got it. My girlfriend said this to me the other day. She’s the smart one. Toxic masculinity. I never heard of that before. She seems to think that’s dying because we’re actually celebrating men like Moxley who can accept their flaws but also work on them.

“Back in the day, we used to accept the flaws and move on and not work on them. Now that we accept who we are, we work on them. She says I do the same thing. I don’t know what that means. I still like watching football and eating steak and having a beer here or there.”

Eddie Kingston showed that he is very appreciative of the public’s support. Kingston also discussed the idea of pretending mental health issues are irrelevant why he believes that should not exist.

“I usually like to tell people that we create our own normal. If you sit there and say what you’re going through is not normal, that’s bulls—,” he said. “What you’re going through is what you’re going through. That’s your normal. We make our own. This whole, ‘Don’t talk about things. I gotta be manly.’ I think I’m pretty manly, but I talk about what I go through because I’m trying to see tomorrow. I’m trying to make my mother proud. I’m trying to make my girl proud. I’m trying to make Tony Khan proud. I’m trying to make my boy Monkey [AEW wrestler Ortiz] proud. Homicide. There are so many people that I’m trying to make proud that I have to move on.

“The best way to move on is to talk about what’s going on. And to make my own normal because no one is going through what I’m going through. I’m the one going through it so it’s my normal. Not that I’m broken, I’m just going to move on from it and move forward because that’s all I can do is move forward. Do I feel a little bit of pressure since that Players’ Tribune? Yeah, but I also kind of like it too because look, I can move on, I can do it. I’m not the most mentally put-together person but I’m moving forward, I’m trying. So why can’t anybody else?”

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