Eddie Kingston  received quite a bit of criticism for an anti-WWE promo he did after AEW Dynamite this week. Kingston responded to the criticism in a recent interview.
Kingston’s Reaction To Criticism
The promo seemed to have caused a ruckus on social media. And Kingston was more than happy  to respond to it.
“Let’s all calm down. You think I’m going to go bury the locker room that I work for? No, plus I love our locker room. I love AEW. What do you want from me? They’re paying me! They’re putting me on national television after – it’ll be 20 years in October. Of course I’m gonna rah-rah AEW. Relax. Relax.”
“I expect people from the other joint if they’re allowed to mention our names, they’ll probably do the same thing cause you know what I mean? They want their home team to win. It’s just like the NFL or Major League Baseball, man. You wanna go with your home team, AEW’s my team. That’s my squad.”
You can’t argue with Kingston’s  knowledge. And to be honest, it is not the first time different promotions take shots at each other.
Of course, competition is not a bad thing. And Eddie Kingston seems to acknowledge this as well.
Why Competition Is Good For Pro Wrestling?
Kingston  discussed the beauty of competition at length during his recent interview. According to him, there is nothing better for the pro wrestling business than competition.
“Man, competition’s good. Watch pro wrestling. I don’t care, I grew up during days in the ’90s where you had guys in ECW calling out everybody. You had WCW doing everything they could to beat World Wrestling Federation at the time. They did too! It’s good! Competition’s good y’all! Because then everybody watches pro wrestling. When everybody watches it, for those who are into it for this, this happens [indicates making money].”
“I’m into it because I love it, I never want to do anything else, but anyway I digress cause I could keep talking. But for what happened, for the after-show, let everyone go home happy. People got butthurt and some didn’t, everyone relax. Let’s love it. Love this. Let’s relax.”
With his statements, Kingston is going against a lot of the criticism  currently plaguing the pro wrestling business. And even fans start to complain about the political correctness of most wrestling promotions.
But let’s face this, it is not about political correctness. It is about sports entertainment and making the most of the competition at the moment.
Fans do love a bit of competition between different promotions. After all, if this wasn’t present you would not get the passionate fans the wrestling business has.
So, the statements made by Eddie Kingston are quite on point if you think about it. Let’s not look too much into it, and just enjoy the beauty that is pro wrestling.