'That got me crying': Internet moved as Eddie Kingston breaks down after fighting his idol Jun Akiyama

'That got me crying': Internet moved as Eddie Kingston breaks down after fighting his idol Jun Akiyama
Eddie Kingston broke down after fighting his wrestling idol Jun Akiyama (@PuroresuFlow/Twitter)

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY: Eddie Kingston had his dream match at AEW Full Gear Zero Hour, ultimately winning against his wrestling idol Jun Akiyama. Kingston took on Akiyama in the final match of the kickoff show and won with a spinning backfist. Both men were seen paying respect to each other following the match. Kingston, in fact, was seen crying after fighting his idol. 

Kingston thanked his fans, Akiyama and the Japanese stars who have inspired him to become a pro wrestler. A Japanese professional wrestler, Akiyama signed to DDT Pro-Wrestling, where he is a former KO-D Openweight Champion. Born in 1969, he is best known for his time working for All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), where he was the president, representative director, co-head booker, and an in-ring performer. 


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Kingston getting emotional in the ring has moved social media to tears. "Admit it, Eddie Kingston is not the only grown man crying right now. This is pure emotion. This is PRO WRESTLING," one user wrote. "Oh man I wish cause Eddie Kingston just got done crying in the ring cause he wrestled his hero or mentor," another said. "When Eddie Kingston started crying after the match, that broke me. I love professional wrestling," wrote one user. 




"Eddie Kingston and Jun Akiyama bowing to each other got me crying in the club," one user said, while another wrote, "special moments like these are what make pro wrestling a beautiful thing". One user said, "Incredible Eddie was so emotional glad he got to live his dream and jun was amazing as always." "Eddie is just the realest. This was a lovely moment after a terrific little match," one user commented.





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