Detroit Will Appreciate The Violence

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For Eddie Kingston, Detroit is the perfect host city for the special “Blood & Guts” edition of AEW Dynamite on June 29.

“The Mad King” is often associated with New York, but in an interview with WXYZ Detroit, he stated that “The Motor City” feels like home, and he wanted Blood & Guts to be held there because they understand the violence the match showcased.

“Detroit, for me, feels like home,” Kingston said. “Feels like New York and where I’ve hung out and grown up, the places I’ve been in Detroit. Places like Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, they feel like home.”

“I was asked where would I like to do it, and they gave us a bunch of dates where we could possibly do it. And I heard Detroit. I said Detroit will get it. They’d get it and will understand the violence, and they will appreciate it. I’m not knocking anywhere else, but I remember when (AEW president Tony Khan) said Detroit, my eyes lit up.”

In a preview of the battle on Wednesday night, Kingston made it clear that he wants to make his bitter enemy, Chris Jericho, bleed a lot.

“Hopefully you’ll see me covered in Jericho’s blood this time, not my own this time, unlike (AEW’s ‘Double or Nothing’ pay-per view event),” said Kingston.

Kingston will team up with Santana, Ortiz, and the Blackpool Combat Club to face the Jericho Appreciation Society in a Blood & Guts Match on Wednesday.

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