As reported, Ring of Honor Wrestling star Eddie Kingston deactivated his Twitter account ahead of Friday’s announcement by Over The Top Wrestling that Kingston could not perform at their ScrapperMania event due to testing positive for COVID-19.
On Saturday, Kingston took to Instagram to reveal why he left Twitter. Kingston shared a photo of Terry Funk with the words “Terry Funk is the GOAT” and under it, “I got rid of my tweeter because I saw some mean shit tweeted at Riho and I’m done.”
The former AEW Women’s Champion left the social media site due to the constant online abuse she was subjected to. Like Kingston, Riho took to Instagram after leaving Twitter. On her Instagram storiesshe thanked fans for all their messages of support and “realized she was loved by more people than she thought.”
Nor is Kingston the first to speak out about online bullying. As mentioned, last month AEW EVP Kenny Omega commented on Swerve Strickland’s podcast about the online harassment that Riho and other Joshi stars in AEW had been dealing with, reminding fans that not all professional wrestlers are created equal.
One of Riho’s most recent AEW matches was on the March 10 edition of “AEW Rampage”, where she defeated Nyla Rose. She returned to AEW programming on the March 1 edition of “AEW Dynamite”, where she defeated Toni Storm. Before her return, Riho’s last “Dynamite” match was on October 26, where she lost to AEW Women’s Champion Jamie Hayter.