Darby Allin explains why he made a reference to Cody Rhodes on AEW Dynamite

As seen during the February 14th 2024 edition of AEW Dynamite, Darby Allin told The Young Bucks that he only got hired by the company because “there was an EVP here with a sense of brains” and he wasn’t referring to Kenny Omega. The live crowd then started chanting for former AEW EVP Cody Rhodes.

While speaking to DigitalSpy.com, Darby explained why he made a reference to Cody…

“That’s easy because he’s the reason I’m in AEW. You think back to my debut, I wrestled him at Fighter Fest and we went a 20-minute Broadway draw. For him to take a chance on me that early… I was relatively super unknown still, I was never really the guy on the independent scene. He did that. You’ve got to give respect where respect is due. I feel very strongly on paying homage to how I got here because I never thought I was going to get here.”

“I begged people for jobs, I wasn’t part of the little ‘California crew.’ I had to sit by and watch all these press conferences and have all these people that had no business being on national television get on national television. Meanwhile I knew exactly what I was capable of doing if I was given the opportunity. Fast forward all these years later and now look at me.”