Darby Allin talks about his in-ring style and fan support Submitted by Aaron T-Bar Rift on 11/19/2020 at 09:59 PM
AEW TNT Champion Darby Allin recently did an interview with TVInsider.com and here are the highlights:
His in-ring style: My trainer is old school. His name is Buddy Wayne. He is super old school. Iíve learned the old-school style, and I do apply it if you see my matches. Itís not just high spots. There is a lot of storytelling behind everything I do. There is a brain behind what I do. As far as what people say about me, that I need to slow down, I know what works for me, and my body feels great. Iím really on physical therapy, recovery, stretching, and icing. I feel great."
Comparisons to Sting: "My face paint just comes from my real life. Thatís not really a character thing I try to rip off of anybody. Iíve always just liked the dark stuff. Iíve always been a fan of the gothic aesthetic. Just weird stuff. Iím flattered by [the comparison], itís cool, but itís definitely not what Iím thinking about while Iím doing it."
Being a fan-favorite: "I feel good because being myself is paying off. I donít feel any added pressure. Iím going to keep being myself. I never said I was a role model, but if they want to take me as one Iím down. A lot of kids for example look at me because Iím straight edge. I donít drink or do drugs. I feel like thatís a cool outlook for kids to see. I remember in fifth grade and people would come to the school as part of D.A.R.E to talk about drugs and alcohol. It would be 'Donít do this or that.' Us kids were like, ĎWhy would we listen to this guy? He doesnít even seem cool or anything.í So if people want to look at me as inspiration for that, Iím cool with it."
Darby Allin shocked the world at on pay-per-view when the underdog defeated All Elite Wrestling's Full Gear Cody Rhodes for the TNT championship. The face-painted man in black has turned heads and built up a strong following since the brand launched last year, and the 27-year-old's popularity continues to grow.