"We're a very different breed," he said. "A different kettle of fish. We're guys who definitely want to be the best."
But to be the best, it helps to have right material to work with -- a body capable of flinging itself off the top rope and sustaining quite a bit of trauma crashing into other bodies being flung around.
Kingston said he was a former student athlete who'd wrestled and played football and kept in shape after college. In high school and college, he'd taken part in school plays, the high school band and was even in a step dance group in college.
"These are all forms entertainment, and you have to be a performer and very entertaining to be in the WWE," he said. "We definitely wear a lot of different hats. We're definitely more than wrestlers."
Kingston said the moment he started training with Chaotic Wrestling he knew that was what he was supposed to do.
And training, he said, is not optional. It's absolutely necessary.
Some of Kingston's best known moves, including his Trouble in Paradise finishing move, are inspired by things he saw in martial arts movies like "Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles II," the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers TV show and even Japanese cartoons.
"But make no mistake about it, I trained really hard and learned how to do it the right way," he added.
Which is why Kingston can do things like Trouble in Paradise -- a jumping roundhouse corkscrew kick -- and not end up in traction (probably) but that people at home might not be so lucky.
"That's why we tell everyone: don't do what we do at home."
Still, Kingston believes there are other moves people could learn from him. They could try believing in themselves a bit more.
"I tell people that if they have a dream and they don't follow it, it will definitely not come true."
The WWE Superstar figured the worst that could happen if you try and fail is you end up where you are now.
He added, "But the best that could happen is it could come true: you live out your dreams, meet cool people and travel all over the world, having a good time."
At least, that's what he's doing instead of hunting for his stapler.
Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.