After recently making his promotional debut, AEW has confirmed that they’ve officially signed Eddie Kingston to a contract.
All Elite Wrestling shared the news in a post on Twitter on Friday with the caption, “Welcome to the team #MadKing #EddieKingston is #AllElite #SignEddieKingston is now #EddieKingstonIsSigned.”
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) July 31, 2020
Kingston also commented on the signing by writing, “The #StrayDog is off the chain.”
— Eddie Kingston #BlackLivesMatter (@MadKing1981) July 31, 2020
Just last week on Dynamite, Kingston made his AEW debut by answering the open challenge set out by Cody Rhodes. The bout opened the show on TNT in Jacksonville, Florida at Daily’s Place and had a No DQ stipulation to go along with it.
The finish of the match saw Rhodes lock in the figure four leg lock to score the win to successfully retain the TNT Title while still having thumbtacks in his back, which was bleeding as a result.
Since getting into the business back in 2002, he has worked for various promotions such as Chikara, PWG, ROH, TNA, EVOLVE and National Wrestling Alliance.