Darby Allin knows what's needed to best showcase his talents in the ring.
Appearing as a guest on the Wrestling Perspective Podcast, the former TNT Champion was asked who he would like to work with now that the "forbidden door" has been opened and promotions such as AEW, NJPW, and IMPACT are sharing talents. Darby didn't have a specific name but rather wants to work with people that allow him to tell the best story possible. He even said that his favorite match before coming to AEW was against the now reigning NXT UK Champion, WALTER. Here was his full response:
"Dude, I'm going to tell you, my favorite match before coming to AEW was against WALTER. That's my biggest style is the David versus Goliath. I remember I went to Mexico and then I was telling the promoter, 'hey man, this style of six-man, just ding-ding-ding, like a million spots, that's not going to best showcase Darby Allin. I need to sell and I need to do some storytelling.' I always felt matches against big guys like WALTER was the best thing. So, somebody along those lines, like a WALTER if someone outside of AEW it'd be like that definitely to showcase what makes me me."
Darby elaborated a bit more later on when discussing performers he would like to or believes he could tell a great story with. He said the following:
"If I had to pick, either somebody like Shingo [Takagi]. I remember back when I used to wrestle guys like Tim Thatcher, The story would just write itself. He would say, 'you're nothing more than a sideshow act. You're not what professional wrestling is.' Him and WALTER both, that was the stories; 'you don't belong here, you're just a crash test dummy. You're disgracing wrestling.' So somebody that's such a purist, just a straight-laced ass-kicker. That's who I'd want to get in the ring with and tell a good story with. Someone that, in a weird way, you're fighting for their respect while fighting them. I feel like a guy like Shingo because he's through that whole system, so straight-laced and 'I'm going to kick your ass,' and I really like that."
Allin is set to compete at All Elite Wrestling's Double or Nothing PPV this Sunday, May 30th, in a tag team match with Sting against Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page. Fightful will have live coverage of the event beginning at 4 p.m. PST as well as a post-show review immediately following its conclusion.
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