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AEW announces the signing of Eddie Kingston

AEW touted one of the top independent wrestlers in the world for Cody’s TNT Championship Open Challenge on July 22. That person is independent no more.

Eddie Kingston made a huge impression both on the microphone and during his No DQ match with the Executive Vice-President, trending on Twitter during Dynamite. He remained a topic of conversation after the show thanks to an emotional fallout interview.

Today (July 31), AEW announced they’d signed the 18 year veteran to a contract.

Kingston’s spent time in Chikara, CZW, Ring of Honor, TNA/Impact, MLW, and most recently the NWA during a career that started in 2002. This is by far the highest profile gig he’s had.

Congrats Mad King. Watch your back, MJF.

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