Darby Allin found his place in AEW in a huge way. Allin faced off against CM Punk upon the veteran superstar’s return to wrestling. His match with MJF concluded his feud with the AEW superstar, after which he went straight into a feud with Adam Page. He even wanted to face off Bryan Danielson, but it seems AEW has other plans for him.
Allin’s loss to MJF at AEW Full Gear didn’t deter him a bit, and he scored a win over Billy Gunn in the latest episode of AEW Rampage. While speaking with Robbie Fox on ‘My Mom’s Basement,’ Allin received the worst bump he’s ever taken while wrestling.
The AEW superstar revealed that the worst bump he’s ever taken was in a match against Joey Janela. In the New Orleans match, as he recalled, he tried to land a blow to Janela with a ‘Suicide Dive.’ He rotated his body, but his ended up hitting the concrete floor. He was taken to the hospital, where the doctors revealed that he has internal bleeding in his brain.
Probably when I dove — I was wrestling — it’s funny you say that, Joey Janela, because he was in the match where I had took my sketchiest bump I would say is I had him in New Orleans and he was sitting in a chair outside the ring and I did a running dive where I do a front flip halfway through the dive but I put the chair too far and you know, the independents, they’re cheap asses. They don’t wanna put the padding around the ring so my ankles caught him but my head bounced off the concrete and I just started feeling like everything was swelling and then after the match, because I finished the match, afterwards I went to the hospital and they’re saying, ‘Yo, you’re bleeding from the brain’ and I was like, ‘F*ck!’ So like, yeah.
Allin revealed that he doesn’t remember the procedure he underwent, but it left him incapacitated to wrestle for 2 months. He said that he was unable to drive, and felt like he was on edge while he had to take time off and stay in his room.
I went under for I can’t remember how long but then they were just — dude, I don’t know. They did something where they monitored it. I can’t even remember the full procedure but I couldn’t wrestle for like two months. It was like you can break my ankle, you can break my arm but you start messing with [my] brain, oh, that’s the worst. It’s the worst. I remember I got home and I wasn’t able to drive but I felt so on edge just sitting in my room.
Darby Allin also revealed that he really loved his match with MJF. He said that both MJF and himself took it upon themselves to prove their worth. While there are all these new stars in AEW, “the pillars” still had it in themselves to put out a great show. Allin is an integral part of AEW, so it’s hard to imagine that he would worry about being replaced.
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