Darby Allin garnered a solid fan base due to his unique look and daredevil gimmick. Allin has worked hard to become one of the Four Pillars in the company. He also recalled being groomed for NXT, but he wasn’t about to take part in 205 Live.

Allin has competed in several top class matches, including those that have put his body through a lot of punishment. There is a good reason why he is viewed as one of the four pillars of the company.

While speaking on the DDP Snake Pit podcast powered by Ad Free Shows, Darby Allin recalled being groomed for NXT and realized that the writing was on the wall for him there.

“At the time, I was being groomed to go to ‘NXT. And I saw the writing on the wall, this was back when ‘205 Live’ was a thing, and I was like, ‘Hell f*cking no I’m not going there to do that.’ My money is in wrestling David and Goliath matches.”


“I wrestled in Mexico a few times, and then I felt like everything that made me special was lost when I was in Mexico because the art of selling goes out the window. All I could think about is there was no way. I wanted to go to AEW, and then I can sink or swim on my own merit. I have the opportunity to get over as myself and then fail as myself.”

Darby Allin is set to team up with Sting and Miro to take on The House Of Black at AEW All Out on September 4th. We will have to wait and see who ends up winning in the end. If anything, we know that Darby Allin got where he is by doing things his way.

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