Eddie Kingston for AEW Championship... Yay Or Nay?

Come on Eddie you can do it. Paved the way now put your back in to it!

Eddie Kingston for AEW Championship... Yay Or Nay?

At its most basic level, professional wrestling can be as easy as two wrestlers squaring up and having a match. The best professional wrestling, on the other hand, is when the match is accompanied with a tale that provides you with moments and memories that you will remember for the rest of your life. A match can happen to anyone.

It's fine if not everyone can tell a good narrative. Those who do, however, are the ones who advance the most in the sport. Eddie Kingston enters the picture at this point. A man who has fought and clawed his way to where he is now. A man who epitomises what it means to be a professional wrestler. Every aspect of Kingston's appeal is genuine.

He doesn't have the generic build of many wrestlers, with muscles protruding from his body. Kingston lacks the athleticism to pull off moves like Ricochet or Will Ospreay. He also lacks Bryan Danielson's or Bret Hart's technical perfection.

But what he lacks is the conviction to approach each match as though it were his last. Kingston has gone from a disliked heel who practically played Matt Hardy in the Hardy Family Office to one of the most popular babyfaces in AEW in just a year. How did he manage to turn the switch so quickly? Because he was the real deal.

And that's why he's in this situation in the first place. We've all read his article in The Players' Tribune. It's easy to see why Eddie Kingston is a fan of professional wrestling. If you're reading this, you're probably feeling the same way he does.

Wrestling has progressed to the point that "larger-than-life" personas are no longer desired. That's what some businesses don't get, despite the fact that they have a "Stone Cold" example of why no one wants it anymore.

Certainly, everything in wrestling now has a more realistic feel to it than it did in the 1980s, but no one compares to "The Mad King." After nearly two years since his scheduled retirement, we now find ourselves in a world where the finest story the hottest promotion in the world can tell is Eddie Kingston's ascent to the summit. Do they, on the other hand, notice it? Let's hope they do, since Kingston's route to the AEW World Championship will go through (at least) one more match.

When you listen to what Eddie Kingston has to say, you never walk away thinking he's completely wrong. Instead, you sit there wondering whether, just maybe, he was correct. There's a component to what he says that few in wrestling history have possessed, and it's an awareness of the society we live in. Anyone can throw real-world references into their commercials for a cheap boost, but it's more complicated than that. Kingston is well-versed in the realities that fans and individuals face on a daily basis because he has been there.

There's a true story about him thinking of retiring from wrestling because he was broke and in desperate need of cash. Even throughout their indie wrestling phase, Kingston was not heading to WWE. That was never going to happen, and he had no desire for it to.

The closest we've ever come was when WWE showed EVOLVE on their network to commemorate its tenth anniversary. Mainstream fans just got a taste of what Kingston had to offer in that one visit, and it felt like it was the only taste at the moment.

Kingston knows who he is and it is no secret, as evidenced by his feuds with CM Punk and Bryan Danielson alone. Punk went after Kingston where it hurts, but "The Mad King" returned without hesitation. The same might be said of Danielson, who dared to call Kingston "lazy" and then challenged him by entering his mind. Every match you watch, every show that takes place, contains elements of reality. When it comes to Kingston, however, there is nothing "more real" on the card.

It's honest, emotional, and completely enthralling. It's why his fans have chosen to support him over everyone else. His bout with Punk, in particular, bypassed the standard lock-ups in favour of going the old school method of making it personal. The desire to make it personal does not need the appearance of Canadian Destroyers and Poisonranas out of nowhere. It was all about Kingston and Punk's narrative. It meant a gruelling battle in which nothing was pretty. Everything was nasty, but that only added to the appeal.

It doesn't matter if they have a more enticing name, are a well-known main eventer, or are a living legend. Kingston is a man of the people, which helps to make the story more credible and enjoyable.

The words "can" and "should" have a significant distinction. Is it possible for Eddie Kingston to win the AEW World Championship? Of course he is capable. Should he, on the other hand, win the AEW World Championship? That is the reason for everything.

"The Mad King" has the following, the backing, and the skills to become a global champion. Even if it isn't a historically lengthy run, he has the adventure and story to back it up. With an AEW World Championship reign incorporated in their destiny, AEW has a lot of names they're building towards the future.

Kingston had little chance of capturing any title in AEW when he made his debut against Cody Rhodes for the TNT Championship by launching the open challenge. It almost feels like a crime not to offer him that tale and moment now, nearly two years later. Kingston has put in the effort, has a strong fan base, and has the potential to win the global championship. He competed in a "I Quit" match for the AEW World Championship at Full Gear, main eventing against Jon Moxley. It wasn't a particularly large area for him. It was the right one for him. One thing made him believe he could one day be a world champion.

He should have another chance at the AEW World Championship, according to the thought process. Whatever the case may be, there should be one more AEW World Championship match in which Eddie Kingston competes. In his first challenge, he was cast as the despised heel who no one wanted to win. The next time he gets a chance, he'll be the man everyone wants to see win. It's an obvious story to tell, and if the appropriate opponent is found, it'll be one of the most memorable AEW matchups of all time.

It's all about the matches and the moments in professional wrestling. Matches can be replayed indefinitely, but memories can last a lifetime. Eddie Kingston's victory in the AEW World Championship would fall under both categories. Create it with the appropriate defending champion, the underdog babyface in Kingston as the challenger, and the conclusion of years of clawing and grinding with Kingston winning the AEW World Championship. It's just right. It has an authentic feel to it. It has an Eddie Kingston vibe about it.

The AEW World Championship should go to "The Mad King." It's this type of title victory that makes AEW what it is.