AEW: Eddie Kingston Signs Deal, Matt Cardona Update, Ricky Starks on AEW Crowd Reactions, Warhorse

Eddie Kingston Signs Deal with AEW

The July 22nd episode of AEW Dynamite featured Cody defending his TNT Championship against Eddie Kingston, who was making his official AEW debut appearance.

AEW announced today on Twitter that they have now signed Kingston to an official contract with the company.

Matt Cardona Update

In regards to Matt Cardona, formerly known as Zack Ryder in WWE, WrestlingInc reported that Cardona is currently working on per-show type deal stated to be five shows in length for the company. Cardona made his official AEW debut during this past Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite.

Ricky Starks Comments on If AEW Instructs Their Crowd for Reactions

A recent episode of The Distraction podcast had Ricky Starks as the guest. One of the topics discussed included if the reactions from talent in the crowd during AEW’s empty arena shows are organic or if they are instructed on how to react.

“No, we just go out and we have a natural reaction to what we’re watching and that’s it. I would hate to be told what to say or what to do when I’m out there because I’m trying to watch what’s in the ring. Not really put something in motion.”

Fightful Select reported that the only instructions given to talent in the crowd prior to AEW shows are to “have fun and detach a little bit.”

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Warhorse Comments on His AEW Debut Appearance

This past Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite featured indie talent Warhorse making his official debut appearance for the company. Warhose faced off and lost to defending champion Cody in a TNT Championship match.

Following the show, Warhorse reflected on Twitter about making his debut for AEW.

“At All Elite Wrestling, you have people leading professional wrestling into the next generation. It’s the champions that lead us into the next generation. It’s people, like Cody, that know professional wrestling is the greatest sport between the Earth and the sky! It’s the most entertaining sport in the world. People like him listen to our generation. They listen to the people that wanted Warhorse!”