In a recent interview with Chris Jericho as part of the Talk Is Jericho podcast, All Elite Wrestling superstar Eddie Kingston revealed that the WWE attempted to get him to come on board as a Coach at the WWE Performance Center for several years.

“I know almost everybody in this company, Christopher Daniels calls me up and says that they want to bring me back, I come in, I got a call from the competition, to be honest to them, they were trying to get me to coach for years. My thing was, I told them that I can’t collect a paycheck if I don’t earn it, my thing was that I would go in there, coach, be bitter and mad about coaching and not getting a shot and these guys that love wrestling now, because they are at the Performance Center and getting paid, I would have been bitter and angry at them, I would not have done a good job, I would have been detrimental to those kids so I said no, I’m good.

Anyway, now we are talking about other things besides coaching. I had to weigh my options, I came here and I told a couple people, look, the competition hit me up, I’m just letting you know, I’m not begging for a job, it’s very hard for me to play this supposed wrestling game. Next thing you know, Christopher Daniels said here is a contract, I didn’t deal with the reaction until last week where in front of my lady friend, I broke down crying and then I was good, now it’s time to go to work.”

The interview is available in full at this link.