Darby Allin sees a life for himself beyond the world of wrestling.
Tony Khan often praises Allin for his big picture ideas and Allin has been allowed to show off his creativity beyond wrestling in AEW as his video packages will often run on Dynamite. Whether he's being dragged across a desert, lighting things up with a blow torch, or just skating with his friends; Allin has starred in and produced plenty of unique vignettes on Dynamite.
Speaking to The Independent, Allin discussed his motivation to explore a life outside of wrestling.
“I’m an adrenaline junkie. Life is very boring if I’m sitting on my couch playing in front of the TV," he said. "That style keeps me interested, keeps me on my toes, and it’s so fun. Getting thrown through the air or through a table? It gets me going, it’s a good time. I’m sticking with [it], man. Who knows how long I even want to be wrestling? There’s so much in this world that I want to do that I don’t want to pigeonhole myself into one thing. I love art, whether it be film-making, fashion, anything. I don’t want to be this 55-year-old guy wrestling in a high school gym, not because he wants to but because he has to. The wheels are spinning in my head on what’s after all of this, so it’s fun.”
Allin continued by saying, “The biggest advice I’d give to anyone entering wrestling is to bring your outside world into wrestling because there are so many people [who] only know wrestling, and it gets so boring. It’s like ‘tell me who you are and what you’re about’ and they say ‘I grew up loving professional wrestling, it’s all I ever wanted, it’s my dream.’ That is so generic that you don’t bring anything to the table. There’s a whole world out there, and so many are so small-minded in wrestling that it’s not even funny. There’s the whole world and I want to explore that world. I don’t want to be in a small bubble with all these people, so I don’t associate with a whole bunch of people, I just like to do my own thing.”
Allin, the reigning AEW TNT Champion, is set to team with Sting in a street fight against Ricky Starks & Brian Cage at AEW Revolution.
You can view the current lineup for AEW Revolution by clicking here.