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Eddie Kingston Discusses His Match With Jun Akiyama At AEW Full Gear



During a recent chat with Puroresu Flow, AEW wrestler Eddie Kingston reflected on his dream match with Jun Akiyama at Full Gear 2022 in November, as well as other wrestlers he’s still looking to get in the ring with.

Jun Akiyama
Jun Akiyama

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On how he felt after the match: “After the match I felt blessed to fight Mr. Akiyama and still do. Mr. Akiyama gave me the gift of confidence that I will be the worlds champion. It came together because of me calling Mr. Akiyama out on twitter and of course, Mr. Akiyama accepted. But the ball on this match began to roll faster because of Mox and what he said in his media scrum after his match against Hiroshi Tanahashi.”

On his top three matches from the AJPW King’s Road era: “WOW! There are so many so only 3 is rough and not fair to the other matches hahahaha. I have my three favorites but there are another 2 for people who just want to get into it. Ok but my favorites; 1) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (January 22nd, 1997) 2) Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Tau (6-9-95) 3) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (6-3-94) But two matches that are close into my top 3 is a match I tell anyone who just wants to watch a hard-hitting match and not worry about watching other matches to get the “easter eggs” and highly recommend Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada (June 12th 1998) Jun Akiyama vs Hiroshi Hase (May 1st 1998)”

On his remaining dream opponents: “Yeah I have my 3 but also a man in Pro Wrestling Noah called me out as well and I have a dream arena. 1) Kenta 2) Go Shiozaki 3) Hiroshi Tanahashi (Masa Kitamiya at Budokan)”

On Jamie Hayter & Hikaru Shida’s recent match: “I loved every second of it. Is it one of the best (in AEW history)? Yes it is the fight they both showed was inspiring. I won’t say who but the that match inspired one wrestler to hit the gym at 2 am.”

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