Eddie Kingston was on “The Wrestling Perspective” this week to discuss the realism of his promos and his recent mental health issues.
Eddie Kingston talking about the realism of his promos:
“Every time I go in there to cut a promo, everything that has bothered me for that week, or for that year, or for that month, or for even years, I’ll get it out verbally, but fit into a pro wrestling kind of thing,” Kingston said.
“I mean, people really don’t know the full extent of what’s going on, but they could feel it because it’s coming from a real place.”
“It’s coming from my gut and I just mix it into a pro wrestling type of situation.”
Kingston giving a recent example of the mental struggles he deals with:
“I’m fighting myself. When I talk to people, they even tell me, ‘Do you got your mental health down?’ Absolutely not. I do not. Everyday is a struggle,” he revealed.
“I had a bad couple hours yesterday, and I had to work through that.”
“That promo with Jericho, everything I said on that was true. After the fan fast, a couple people came up to me and told me, ‘We didn’t hurt ourselves because we read your Player’s Tribune article.’ I just remember not wanting to wrestle Jericho the next night. I didn’t want to do it because I was so nervous that, you know, all these people say that I helped them, and then if I have a shitty match or something, yeah.”
“I mean, I got in my own head and then went down this rabbit hole. Then it was like, ‘Yep, I’m not worth it.’ But then I got up and put my big boy pants on as they say, and I said, ‘I gotta do it.’”
“I remember after the match with Jericho, I went back to the hotel room before hanging out with everybody, and I just cried because I didn’t know what else to do. I didn’t know whether to scream, yell, or whatever. I didn’t know how to handle that moment. Then I was thinking about the people who said they didn’t hurt themselves because of me, and you know, I just cried in the room. Once I was done crying, I was like, Okay, I’m going out with the guys. But it gets heavy because I don’t see myself as Eddie Kingston, this and that. I still see myself as that 17 year old kid on the street corner. I’m just trying to do good. That’s all I’m trying to do. I’m just trying to be better every day.”