AEW star Eddie Kingston was recently a guest on the “MackMania Podcast.”
During the show, Kingston spoke about the criticism that Adam Cole has received over his body size. Kingston went into how he has dealt with people body shaming him over the years too.
Kingston noted how he grew up watching guys like Dick Murdoch and Dusty Rhodes and how he believes that they would get body shamed now. People who body shame others, according to Kingston, are “evil, disgusting human beings.” (h/t Post Wrestling for the transcription).
“My whole career I’ve been hearing it and look, you have to work out to be a pro wrestler,” said Kingston. “You have to have good cardio. Cardio’s the main thing and yeah, you hear it your whole life, you gotta look the part and all that. There was a shift where, you know, you had to be a muscle guy. There was a shift in the business and you know, when you have that so much, people get sick of it, and then, you know, you have to do different things. I grew up on guys that looked tough. There was some muscle guys but there were also guys like Dick Murdoch and Dusty Rhodes and those guys, you know what I mean? That you — if you wanna body shame and knock anyone nowadays, would you knock them?… Guys like that who look like dudes that they would fight you and then came the bodybuilder era and a lot of those bodybuilders couldn’t fight their way out of a paper bag. Let’s be honest about it, you know?
“But yeah, you do have to be an athlete to be in this and you do have to cardio and workout and body shaming stuff? My man here’s my thing, if you don’t like it, don’t watch. If you wanna rip on someone or knock on somebody, okay man, I feel bad for you because that’s what gets your rocks off, you’re an evil, disgusting human being. That’s all it is and I hope you never have somebody rip on you like that, you know what I mean? Because you’re a weak person so you’ll probably break down. But anyway, that’s me taking shots.”
For fans who body shame wrestlers, a lot of them according to Kingston, couldn’t even run the ropes. Kingston shared how he likes to eat fast food, but he also still likes to lift weights and do cardio. He noted how when you start looking the same, it gets “real boring.”
“No, I get it, I get it but again, I grew up in an era, we had hillbillies and Texans and then body guys and everything like that. Look, no one looks the same. When you start looking the same, it gets real boring. Yeah, it gets real boring. Me? I got a little bit of a belly, yeah. I like to eat ice cream, I like Five Guys, I like pizza, you know what I mean? But I also like to lift weights and do cardio and I also like to fight and punch people in the face and chop people, you know what I mean? So I’m just me.
“My other thing with that is I know this is old, an old thing to say but a lot of you, a lot of the people who body shame, a lot of the people who say negative stuff, besides being disgusting human beings because that’s what gets their rocks off, none of them would ever step in the ring. Not to fight, I mean just even run the ropes, you know what I mean? Or even just step in there and they’re like, well that’s not my job. Well, my man, you don’t see me bothering you at your job, you know what I mean? Telling you how to clean the floor.”
During the interview, Kingston also said that anyone who does make fun of Adam Cole’s build is just jealous of him. Cole is living the good life by getting paid to play video games, he gets to do what he wants, and he’s with former AEW Women’s Champion Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D.
“When it comes to Adam Cole, none of y’all are as athletic as him, for those people that are saying that. Also, y’all are jealous. My man’s living the good life. He gets to do what he wants to do, he gets paid to play video games, right? And he got D.M.D., which a lot of these dudes, all these dudes on the Twitter would kill — you know, give up anything for a minute with her. Big facts on that. He’s living his good life man so y’all can keep up and be hateful and spiteful and let it eat at you because you do because you’re a disgusting person. He’s living his good life.”
The full interview with Eddie Kingston is available at this link here.
Have a news tip or correction? Send it to [email protected]