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Eddie Kingston: ‘Maybe, on paper, it doesn’t look like I belong in this match. I’ve been betting on myself my whole life. I know I belong.’

Eddie Kingston celebrated the Fourth of July in a backyard show for ICW: No Holds Barred at the “Deathmatch Drive In.”

Four months later, he will wrestle Jon Moxley at Saturday’s Full Gear pay-per-view in a match for the AEW championship.

When finding a home with AEW seemed like a remote possibility, Kingston stood in the ring on the Fourth and cut an expletive-filled promo, filled with enough fury and wrath to awake the spirit of Thomas Paine.

“I was angry, extremely angry,” Kingston says. “Angry about the state of the world. Angry that I had to rush back from a tour of the

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College Hotline – With Jon Wilner


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Last week: 2-2-1
Season: 7-7-1
Five-star special: 2-1

All picks against the spread.
Lines taken from (opening lines used)

San Jose State (plus-6) at Iowa State: Tough kickoff time for the visitors (9 a.m. PT), who have a litany of issues and might have to lean on a freshman quarterback (Josh Love). But ISU is simply dreadful. Pick: San Jose State.

Oklahoma State (plus-10) at Baylor: After Northwestern State, SMU and Rice, the Bears finally face legit competition. I expect the Cowboys, who were tested last week by Pittsburgh, to cover and to win the game outright. Pick: Oklahoma State.

Arkansas (plus-2.5) vs. Texas A&M (in Arlington): The Hogs just might be the second-best team in the SEC West. If

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