NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion Eddie Kingston recently sent out a message for his opponent and arch-rival ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli. Kingston made it clear that he will give his all in his battle against his rival at tonight’s AEW Grand Slam.
Hailing from New York, Eddie Kingston will be the hometown hero at Wednesday’s show. He will defend his NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship on the line against ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli in a Winner Takes All Title vs. Title match.
Eddie Kingston doesn’t respect Claudio Castagnoli
Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Kingston talked about his upcoming battle against the Swiss superstar. While he has mentioned time to time, he once again stated that he doesn’t respect Castagnoli. He also highlighted the fact that he will give everything in order to fight Claudio.
“I don’t respect anything about Claudio,” Eddie Kingston said. “I don’t even respect that Claudio is a great wrestler, even though he is. As a person, I think he’s garbage. I don’t give a f— what he has to say. Talk is cheap. Let’s let our actions do the talking.
“This is not a business to me. I’m not wearing a fancy suit to work like him. This is not just a paycheck for me. If it was, I’d be working somewhere else as a coach. This is my life. I am a wrestler, and I’m going to fight with my heart and soul. If you’re going to beat me in New York, you’re going to have to kill me. Claudio is going to have to put me down for a lot longer than three seconds.”
AEW Dynamite Grand Slam is set to take place at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City tonight.