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 wanted to disappear from AEW television in the past.
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 to Renee Paquette on The Sessions, Darby Allin talked about being regularly featured on AEW television and recalled how he wanted to disappear from AEW television so that fans could miss him.
“Sometimes in wrestling, you have to go away for people…I think people take a lot of wrestlers for granted with the shit they do in the ring. There have been times, I haven’t been off AEW since I started. I’ve had a two or three week break, but I haven’t been gone for more than a month since AEW started.
There was a time in the spring where I felt like I needed to disappear. I remember a moment last year, it was the casino ladder match. The people on the ladder were Jon (Moxley) and Hangman (Page). Hangman just came back from having a kid and the crowd in Philly was turning on Jon. It was weird. The fans were like, ‘Come on Hangman!’ I was like, ‘These fans don’t give a shit.’ I never thought the fans were going to boo Jon, ever. Then Jon went off, came back, and he’s been on this crazy run.”
Allin most recently wrestled on the October 5 episode of AEW Dynamite where he defeated Jay Lethal. He is still feuding with Lethal, as he was taken out by Lethal and Sonjay Dutt on this week’s Dynamite. We’ll have to see how the feud will progress in the coming weeks
Are you a Darby Allin fan? Sound off in the comments!