Popular AEW star Eddie Kingston never hesitates to speak his mind. This time we want to shine a spotlight on a dear friend who has passed away.
Alexander Whybrow, known on the independent wrestling scene as Larry Sweeney, After making a name for himself in Ring of Honor, Chikara, etc., he took his own life in 2011. He is 30 years old. kingston, Has emphasized the importance of mental health in various interviews Throughout his career, Sweeney believes he would have been a successful AEW star had he lived.
“If he was still here, he would be a millionaire.” Kingston told Sports Illustrated“And I think he’ll be with us at AEW.
“I never got over his death,” Kingston continued. “A lot of us don’t. He’s with me every time I step in the ring. I really feel for him when Bryce Remsberg is refereeing. They treat each other well, too.” Because I knew that. Putting it this way, he was the best man at my wedding.
After Sweeney’s match, Chikara midday tournamento Crown the first-ever Power Grand Champion and name it 12 Large: The Summit in Sweeney’s memory. Kingston won that tournament and was presented with the championship when Sweeney’s brother Oliver Whybrow won. Kingston, as he is one of several AEW staff members to appear in a new commercial focused on National Suicide Prevention Month that aired to American audiences on Wednesday’s episode of “AEW Dynamite.” In it, Kingston assures people that it’s okay to struggle and seek help in coping with life’s challenges.