New Ring of Honor World Champion Eddie Kingston is set to stick around AEW and ROH for the foreseeable future. During a recent AdFreeShows livestream, taking place in the days leading up to AEW Grand Slam, Kingston discussed his current contract status with the young promotion.
“If you notice, you haven’t heard anything about me with contracts, because I did my s— on the low,” Kingston said. “My thing was coming up, I got four more years. So I’m straight. No one needs to know how much, no one needs to know how long. I got my f—ing s—. I got my s—, and I’m gonna be there for a minute because there’s nowhere else I want to be.”
Kingston defeated Claudio Castagnoli last Wednesday, capturing the ROH world title and successfully defending his NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship. Despite spending some time away with an injury in recent months, it’s been a highlight year for Kingston’s career. In addition to an appearance in NJPW’s annual G1 Climax tournament, Kingston had impressive showings in both the Stadium Stampede match at AEW All In and his tag bout with Katsuyori Shibata against the Blackpool Combat Club the following week at AEW All Out.
After making his debut in a TNT Championship open challenge against Cody Rhodes, Kingston signed with AEW in July 2020. In the three years since, he has challenged for the AEW World Championship in a match against Jon Moxley, wrestled one of his idols, Jun Akiyama, on pay-per-view, and participated in an angle that saw him quit AEW in favor of ROH for a number of months.