AEW Full Gear results: Kingston is emotional after Akiyama dream match


Eddie Kingston’s dream weekend continued tonight (Nov. 19) on the “Zero Hour” pre-show for AEW Full Gear. Eddie’s been talking about taking on one of his heroes, Jun Akiyama — a key player from All Japan Pro-Wrestling in the 1990s, where the King’s Road style Kingston revers was perfected, for years.

Last night on Rampage, he & Ortiz lost to Akiyama and the newly signed Konosuke Takeshita. Tony Khan gave Eddie the singles match he wanted before the PPV, and the two men delivered a good match with an emotional finish as the Mad King survived the best the veteran had to offer, delivering his backfist finisher twice to earn a victory.

The Yonkers native was emotional, making it clear how much the moment meant to him. He and Akiyama exchanged gestures of respect.

Then Kingston got a time check, and thanked the fans, Akiyama & the Japanese stars who inspired him to become a pro wrestler. He also delivered the best PPV sell I’ve ever heard:

“It’s 7:53 and 40 seconds. Order the Goddamn PPV.”

Love ya, Ed.

Get complete Full Gear results and coverage of the entire show here.


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