Hero vs Kingston: A History

Chris Hero vs Eddie Kingston might not be the best feud in American indie history but it’s better than whatever you’re thinking of. Stemming from allegations that Hero pushed Kingston’s best friend out of the business, this fire burned for over a decade and stretched across the whole of independent wrestling in the United States. It grew to encompass in-ring classics, double crosses by bookers, post-match shoot attacks, and just about everything in between. The links below aren’t to every match the two men ever had together but it’s everything that I found relevant to their tale. All told it’s probably my favorite feud in wrestling history. Let me tell you about it.

PROLOGUE:

05/07/2004: Chris Hero vs Eddie Kingston – IWA Mid-South You Gotta See This!

11/19/2004: The Wildcards vs The Superfriends – Chikara Fear of Music

02/19/2005: The Superfriends vs Eddie Kingston & Mickie Knuckles – Chikara Tag World Grand Prix 2005 Day 2

ACT I:

07/24/2005: The Kings of Wrestling vs Mike Quackenbush, Eddie Kingston, Sabian, & Equinox – Chikara Young Lions Cup III Day 3

08/13/2005: Eddie Kingston vs Chris Hero – Chikara Negative Balance

10/22/2005: The Kings of Wrestling & The Dark Breed vs Mike Quackenbush, Milano Collection AT, Skayde, Eddie Kingston, Sabian, Shane Storm, Mister ZERO, & Jigsaw – Chikara The Cibernetico Returneth

11/12/2005: Chris Hero vs Eddie Kingston – CZW Night of Infamy 4

12/10/2005: The Kings of Wrestling vs BLKOUT – CZW Cage of Death VII

01/14/2006: BLKOUT vs The Kings of Wrestling & Super Dragon – CZW An Afternoon of Main Events

02/11/2006: The Kings of Wrestling vs Eddie Kingston (& Joker) – CZW Seven Years Strong: Settling the Score

09/09/2006: Chris Hero vs Eddie Kingston – CZW Down with the Sickness 4-Ever

10/28/2006: Eddie Kingston, Mike Quackenbush, Hallowicked, Shane Storm, Up in Smoke, & The North Star Express vs Larry Sweeney, The Kings of Wrestling, F.I.S.T., & The Iron Saints – Chikara Cibernetico & Robin

11/12/2006: The Kings of Wrestling & Larry Sweeney vs Eddie Kingston, Mike Quackenbush, & Shane Storm – Chikara From Zero to Hero (& Castagnoli)

04/07/2007: Eddie Kingston vs Chris Hero – CZW Out With The Old, In With The New

09/29/2007: Chris Hero vs Eddie Kingston – IWA Mid-South Ted Petty Invitational 2007 Day 2

ACT II:

11/11/2007: Human Tornado & Eddie Kingston vs Chris Hero – PWG The High Cost of Doing Business

12/07/2007: Mike Quackenbush vs Chuck Taylor vs Eddie Kingston vs Chris Hero – IWA Mid-South A Rotten Farewell

01/05/2008: Human Tornado, Eddie Kingston, & Claudio Castagnoli vs Chris Hero, Candice LeRae, & Necro Butcher – PWG All Star Weekend 6 Day 1

01/06/2008: Eddie Kingston vs Chris Hero – PWG All Star Weekend 6 Day 2

08/30/2008: Chris Hero vs Low Ki vs Eddie Kingston vs Necro Butcher – PWG All Star Weekend 7 Day 1

04/10/2009: Chris Hero vs Eddie Kingston – ROH on HDNet

09/26/2009: Eddie Kingston vs Chris Hero – ROH Glory by Honor VIII: The Final Countdown

12/19/2009: Chris Hero vs Eddie Kingston – ROH Final Battle 2009

EPILOGUE:

12/26/2014: Eddie Kingston vs Chris Hero – AIW Charge It To The Underhills

03/01/2015: Death by Elbow vs Eddie Kingston & David Starr – Beyond Wrestling King of Arts

 

Thanks to Sean Kimmel for the header image

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