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Eddie Kingston on receiving his AEW contract: "I’m sitting there like, ‘Do I deserve this?’, because I got friends, and I don’t have a lot, but I have friends who are not making this money."

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Eddie Kingston stopped by the "Battleground Podcast" where he was asked his thoughts on receiving a contract from AEW.

“It was insane because I tell everybody I battle a lot of mental health stuff. I’m really open with it because I don’t care. Only God can judge me so I don’t really care what people say," Kingston started.

"It was weird. It was an emotional time. I remember breaking down crying into the contract. Then I got worried, because again, the mental health thing, I like to tell people it’s the Irish, Puerto Rican, Catholic guilt that I got. I’m sitting there like, ‘Do I deserve this?’, because I got friends, and I don’t have a lot, but I have friends who are not making this money."

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"I almost had like a little bit of remorse almost, I guess is the right word. Do I deserve this contract? Do I deserve the love that I’m getting? Then you start thinking in your head, ‘No, you don’t’, and you have to break yourself out of that."

"I’m lucky enough that I have a mentor and a friend like Homicide who’s very street and very honest with me. He would never lie to me. He made me feel good for what I was doing. I have a very good crew of people around me, and I like to keep it like that because a lot of times, if you have bad people around you, they bring you down, and I’m not trying to be brought down.”

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit Battleground Podcast with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.