Darby Allin Says He Was Hyped To Drop The TNT Title While Still Being On Top With It

Darby Allin was happy to lose the TNT Championship when he did.

Speaking with the Wrestling Perspective Podcast, Allin stated that he isn't one to ask many questions and didn't know that he would be defeating Cody Rhodes for the title at Full Gear 2020 until the day of the show.

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"See I don't really ask questions," Allin explained. "I didn't even know leading into it if I was going to win. Then someone was like, 'Dude, you're winning' I was like, 'Okay, cool.' I don't know if it's just the combination of just hearing people lie so much in life that you don't want to hear it until it's there, but I found out that day and I was hyped about it. I just wanted to make the most of that whole opportunity. Like I said, I don't really ask that many questions, I just run with whatever they give me."

Over the next six months, Darby would successfully defend the TNT Championship nine times. He would eventually drop the belt to Miro on May 12, just one week after Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky threw him down a flight of stairs at Daily's Place. According to Allin, though, in this case, he knew the plan ahead of time and was on board with the decision.

"No, that's a different story," he said. "I was hyped to go out when I did because I was having those string of main events and we were drawing good numbers when I was main eventing. I didn't want to overstay my welcome. Like, 'What the f*uck, when's this guy gonna lose?' I didn't want to be that guy. I don't have no ego when it comes to this. I was like, 'Dude, I'm ready to roll out when I'm on top with it,' so it was good. I really liked it."

Darby Allin will be in action at AEW Double or Nothing on May 30th when he tags with Sting to take on Page and Sky. This is the second time that they teamed up in a match, previously defeating Team Taz in a Street Fight at Revolution 2021.

The match at Double or Nothing will be Sting's first live match in front of a crowd since losing to Seth Rollins at WWE Night Of Champions 2015.

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