CM Punk Praises AEW Superstar Eddie Kingston

Published 04/17/2021, 1:46 PM EDT


If there’s any person on the planet who recognizes a good promo, it’s CM Punk. The former WWE Superstar is one of the most charismatic wrestlers of all time, and his promo game is second to none. On Twitter, Punk revealed AEW’s Eddie Kingston has the best promo in today’s wrestling scene.

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CM Punk praises AEW superstar Eddie Kingston

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 31: CM Punk attends the WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Halloween event at the Philips Arena on October 31, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

Hailing from Yonkers, New York, Eddie Kingston is a tough man who talks a tough game. Fortunately, he can back it up with his intense in-ring performances. CM Punk has recognised the former #1 contender for the AEW Championship as the best promo in the game.

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A fan asked Punk on Twitter who he thought the best promo in today’s wrestling, and his answer was Eddie Kingston. Kingston’s promos are just as gritty and intense as his personality. He often narrated anecdotes from his life on the streets of Yonkers, adding a layer of reality to his promos.

Without breaking kayfabe, which is losing its effectiveness day by day, Kingston can get any match, wrestler or inanimate object over with his promos. On Being the Elite, Eddie starred in segments where he cut promos on inanimate objects, from Oreos to Sour Patch Kids.

If there’s any wrestler who can go toe-to-toe with CM Punk in a promo battle, it’s Eddie Kingston. It isn’t a complete surprise Punk chose him ahead of Roman Reigns, Edge, Randy Orton, Paul Heyman and even AEW’s MJF or Chris Jericho.

Eddie Kingston’s AEW career

Cutting Punk like promos in AEW isn’t Kingston’s only role. Since his debut in July 2020, Kingston has been one of AEW’s most consistent performers. Although he isn’t the most athletic or aesthetic performer, his matches have a layer of realism to them.

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In his debut match, he went toe-to-toe with Cody Rhodes in a TNT Championship classic. Even though he lost, Kingston impressed mainstream viewers who wanted to see more of him in AEW. Within a matter of months, AEW thrust him into a main event feud with Jon Moxley.

The rivalry with Moxley featured intense promos, gritty brawls and ultra-violent matches. It put him on the wrestling map for good, and he’s nearing a return to the main event picture soon. After attempting to rescue Moxley from blowing up after the Revolution PPV, Kingston and his former rival are set to take on the tag team division in AEW.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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