Darby Allin is widely regarded as an AEW original, having signed with the company just a few months after its inception in April 2019. Since joining, the face-painted star has participated in numerous significant matches and has been part of many iconic moments in AEW’s brief history.

Moreover, Darby Allin came to major prominence for his alliance with The Icon, Sting which lasted for nearly three years before he retired at AEW Revolution 2024 wrestling his final match alongside Allin to dethrone The Young Bucks and win the AEW World Tag Team Championships.

In recent interview with Fightful, Allin expressed his commitment to AEW, stating that he plans to remain with the company for the long run despite not having an extensive contract. He shared his enthusiasm for the opportunities both in and out of the ring, highlighting the joy he finds in his various projects and family time.

Moreover, Allin aims to be an example for wrestlers with diverse interests outside of wrestling, and he believes AEW provides the perfect platform for this. He noted that no other company would allow him the freedom to skate with Tony Hawk, climb Mount Everest, or perform a backflip on a tricycle at Nitro Circus. To him, life extends beyond wrestling, and fulfilling these other passions is crucial. Lastly, Allin emphasized the importance of hard work and dedication, expressing his desire to be a key player in AEW’s growth.


“I’m here long-term. It’s not like I have this crazy eight-year contract or anything, but I’m here long-term. I’m having the time of my life. Everything I get to do outside of the ring and everything I get to do with my family and all these other projects. This fall, I’m directing my first full-length film. There is so much stuff. I wanted to be the poster child to any wrestler that have so much interests and hobbies outside of just wrestling where you can work on things. I feel like AEW gives me that platform. If you think about it, ain’t no place that is going to let me skate with Tony Hawk or climb Mount Everest or go to Nitro Circus and backflip a tricycle. My life doesn’t begin and end with wrestling. I feel there is so much I need to do outside to be fulfilled. AEW gives me everything. I have zero complaints. It’s so fun to be with a start up company, and if you’re as good as you think you are, you can build this from the ground up. A lot of people feel, ‘It’s a safe bet if I go somewhere else that is established and been around for 30-40 years,’ but I feel if you’re as good as you think you are, you can build this house from the ground up. So, get to work. Put your head down and bust your ass. I want to be one of those guys. Going back to kids dressing like me for Halloween and stuff. It’s cool that you’re able to do that with such a good company and get so many eyes on it. It’s us, ground level, putting in the work.”

Darby Allin recently returned to AEW after hiatus due to injury and was revealed as the fourth member of Team AEW, alongside FTR and Bryan Danielson. The team is set to battle The Elite in an Anarchy in the Arena match at Double or Nothing which is expected to be a massive show for the company’s growth and future.

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