“Competition Has Gone to a New Level” – Eddie Kingston Lauds Christian Cage For His Historic AEW In-ring Debut

Published 04/01/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


Christian Cage is an icon in his own right, and his recent endeavor into AEW has everyone talking. Following his in-ring debut on AEW Dynamite, Cage’s colleague, Eddie Kingston, could not help but praise ‘Captain Charisma.’

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Christian went up against fellow veteran and former TNA comrade Frankie Kazarian. The match was his first singles bout since 2014 (when he suffered a concussion on WWE RAW).

The 47-year-old proved himself inside the ring once again. In the highly physical match, Christian secured the win with a Frog Splash and a Kill Switch on Kazarian in the opening match of AEW this week (31/3/21).

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Following the match, multiple AEW superstars praised Cage. Eddie Kingston shared a video of the Frog Splash and wrote, “The whole locker room needs to step up because the competition has gone to a new level. Thank you @Christian4Peeps and @FrankieKazarian for this. #Motivation.”

The whole locker room needs to step up because the competition has gone to a new level. Thank you @Christian4Peeps and @FrankieKazarian for this. #Motivation https://t.co/a6Cm6f7V9G

— Eddie Kingston #BlackLivesMatter (@MadKing1981) April 1, 2021

Eddie was also a part of the erstwhile TNA. However, they have never met inside the ring. Apart from Kingston, Tony Khan and Frankie Kazarian praised Christian following the match.

What a fantastic match on #AEWDynamite @Christian4Peeps v. @FrankieKazarian! What a way for Christian Cage to debut in @AEW in his first singles match anywhere in the world in over 7 years! Coming up we have @CodyRhodes in a Friendly Exhibition vs. QT, refereed by Arn Anderson!

— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) April 1, 2021

Kazarian wrote, “Winning provides happiness. Losing provides wisdom. @Christian4Peeps is absolutely an elite wrestler. In every sense of the word. But so am I. And I will continue to prove that. Every time I wrestle. All I ask is this…One. More. Match.”

Winning provides happiness. Losing provides wisdom. @Christian4Peeps is absolutely an elite wrestler. In every sense of the word. But so am I. And I will continue to prove that. Every time I wrestle. All I ask is this…One. More. Match.

— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) April 1, 2021

Eddie Kingston recently turned face after he rescued Jon Moxley in the “exploding barbed wire match” at AEW Revolution.

Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley explain what went “wrong” in the barbed wire match

In the match, Omega and The Good Brothers left Moxley in the “exploding” ring before Kingston came to save him. The “explosion” turned out to be some Pyro and crackers.

The big explanation everyone wants to know about,” Eddie and Moxley began explaining the embarrassing situation. “When I went in that ring and I covered my friend thinking there was gonna be this big explosions and all these fireworks, I caught a flashback to the last time I had this anxiety.”

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The last time he felt the anxiety was when he was in jail and facing trial. Jon Moxley and Kingston compared Omega to the Joker and joked Impact made the bomb; hence, it failed.

“I made more explosive volcanoes in fourth-grade science class. What the hell was that,” Moxley said. Although he wanted to see “a bomb go off,” Moxley was glad he got his “drinking buddy back.”

Do you think Christian could align himself with Eddie and Moxley? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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