Darby Allin Discusses Wanting To 'Disappear' From AEW Television

Darby Allin has been a staple on AEW television since AEW Dynamite premiered in 2019. Allin has had some of the most memorable moments in AEW history, including facing CM Punk in his first AEW match.

Allin has been involved in memorable feuds with Cody Rhodes, Punk, MJF, and regularly teams with Sting. Along with his big time pay-per-view matches, Allin has competed in coffin matches and hardcore matches on AEW television.

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Speaking to Renee Paquette on The Sessions, Allin discussed being a regular on television and how he's felt the need to disappear so fans have a chance to 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," said Allin.

Allin noted that he thought he was going to take time off after falling off a ladder against Jeff Hardy in May, but he was fine after the bump.

"It's weird, I feel like people take a lot of granted and I feel like I have to disappear. Maybe, I'm hoping I blow up in a Jeep one day [laughs]. I just have to disappear and be gone, really fuck off and be gone. In the spring, I feel like I was just floating around. It was weird. People would say, 'Oh, you wrestled CM Punk in his first match back. You have all these pivotal moments.' Then they're like, 'Darby kind of fell off. Darby is not being used right. Daby's not this, Darby's not that.' I was just trying to maneuver around and stay relevant without disappearing, it's the ultimate challenge. I've been there since the beginning of TV and I've never had that consistent time off. Sometimes, you just have to remind a motherfucker who you are and jump off something huge. I'm extremely happy, in the ring and outside the ring. I think everything happens for a reason. I don't know what's going to happen. I'm going to go to outer space and purposefully not come back," he said.

Allin joked that he'll wrestle whoever steps up in space.

Allin most recently wrestled on the October 5 episode of AEW Dynamite when he defeated Jay Lethal. His feud with Lethal continued on Tuesday's AEW Dynamite when he was attacked backstage. Fans can find results from AEW Dynamite by clicking here.

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