Eddie Kingston Discusses Recovering From Hernia Surgery, How He Knew Something Was Wrong

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Eddie Kingston has provided an update on his recent hernia surgery.

In May earlier this year, Eddie Kingston announced that he would be taking time off to undergo hernia surgery. It has been a lingering issue for him since last September.

Prior to AEW x NJPW Forbiddon Door, Kingston spoke with Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post about his hernia surgery recuperation.

I’ve been dealing with the injury since September and I did the typical stupid wrestler thing, which is work through it and then I couldn’t work through it anymore. I feel a thousand times better. They told be six weeks. So I took all six weeks, took advantage of it. As I said on TV the other day, ‘Please forgive me for the way I look. I had been eating a lot of ice cream during my time off.’ I’ve just been able to get back to working out. I’m getting back to a better version of me,

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Eddie Kingston was then asked when the pain became too much for him to handle. The 41-year-old revealed that it was following his recent ROH World Championship bout with his long-time rival Claudio Castagnoli that he knew something had to be done.

The way I judge pain is if I can sleep. That last match I had with Claudio at Ring of Honor (on March 31), I was icing my groin area and I couldn’t sleep at all that night, and when I saw that I knew something was wrong. And I still tried to go to work that Wednesday. I got up that Tuesday to go to the airport and I’m out the door and I looked at my girlfriend and said, ‘I can’t get on that plane.’ That’s how much pain I was in. I was like, ‘Yea, it’s time to go.’”

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Eddie Kingston returned to AEW on the June 14 edition of AEW Dynamite to set up his match at AEW x NJPW Forbiddon Door which saw him team with Tomohiro Ishii, Hangman Adam Page & The Young Bucks to take on the team of Konosuke Takeshita, Shota Umino, Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta in what was his first match since his return.

Following the crossover show with New Japan Pro Wrestling, Kingston is set to head over to the Land of the Rising Sun, with matches set for both nights of NJPW STRONG’s Independence Day event at Korakuen Hall on July 4th and 5th, before competing in the G1 Climax.

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