Eddie Kingston dealing with lower back injury, stepping back from independents

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Kingston is taking a step back from the independents. 

This past Wednesday in the opening match of AEW Dynamite Grand Slam, Eddie Kingston, in his home state of New York, defeated Claudio Castagnoli to become ROH World Champion. With the title win, Kingston is now a double champion as he’s holding the NJPW STRONG Openweight Title. 

Via his Instagram page, Kingston announced that he is no longer doing independents. He is dealing with a lower back injury that he’ll be getting fixed so he can be ready for NJPW and AEW events. He added that he hopes he’ll be able to return to the independents when his responsibilities as champion are done. 

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 became STRONG Openweight Champion in July when he bested KENTA at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Kingston was scheduled to be in action for DEFY Wrestling on 9/23. He was going to put the STRONG Openweight Title on the line against Rocky Romero.

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