Popular AEW star stepping away from indie wrestling

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ROH World and NJPW STRONG Openweight champion Eddie Kingston has announced that he’s stepping away from independent wrestling.

Kingston took to Instagram to announce that, following his ROH World Title win, he has made the decision to stop taking indie bookings.
He explained that he is currently dealing with a back injury, so wants to ensure that he’s healthy enough to wrestle for NJPW, ROH and AEW.

Kingston wrote:
Due to being NJPW Strong Openweight And ROH Champion I have to come to the hard decision that I will have to stop doing Independents.
Dealing with a lower back injury right now that I need to get fixed (and will ) so I can be ready for all NJPW strong shows and all three AEW shows.
When my responsibilities as NJPW and ROH champion is over I will hopefully be able to do Independents again. I apologize to all but I just need to focus and my body needs to be ready for those shows.

Kingston captioned this post:
I love the Independents but times have changed. I am truly sorry for not being able to do them right now.
But I am truly no bullshit trying to be the best Champion for both NJPW strong and ROH and must put that above anything else right now. This sucks.

Kingston defeated Claudio Castagnoli to win the ROH World Title at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam. His NJPW STRONG Championship was also on the line, which he previously won from KENTA in July.
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