Darby Allin comments on climbing Mount Everest in 2024.
The former TNT Champion first revealed his plans to climb the mountain back in an interview with TMZ back in April. Although the idea of climbing Mount Everest may seem far fetched, over 6,000 people have successfully reached the summit of the mountain since it became a popular landmark in the 1950's.
In a new interview with Fightful, Allin recalled telling Tony Khan about the idea and how it could be a way to bring more eyes to the company.
"Oh, no. I told him. I said, ‘Hey, I’ve got this idea. If there’s a way to get more eyes on the company,’ like I had been doing with the Travis Pastrana and Tony Hawk stuff, ‘There’s more eyes to get on the company through extreme stunts. I’ll be the guinea pig for that. What about me climbing Mount Everest? No wrestler’s ever done that before. What if I just plant a big AEW flag on top of Mount Everest?’ I’m thinking of what we could get in return, you know? Interviews with Good Morning America or whatever it may be. I have a team that reached out to me from Discovery. We would document the whole thing. So it’s a way I want to give back to the company, so it’s not like homie going into the mountains and disappearing. There is a method to the madness that I want to give back. He was down at first, then he started thinking, ‘Wait, it’s Mount Everest. You might die.’ I said, ‘Tony, I think I got this.’ I really believe I got this. It’s a big thing to me to do."
Allin went on to talk about how doing crazy stuff helps him gain confidence in life.
"It’s something like what I’ve said in promos in AEW, ‘I do crazy things to break down mental barriers in my head.’ Growing up I never had the confidence. I used to walk to school with my head looking at the ground because I was too embarrassed to look at the people driving by. The moment I started doing crazy stuff, the more and more it gave me confidence. I felt like being in the main event this Sunday, I’ve never had more confidence in my whole entire life. I’m laser focused. I really think it’s from doing crazy stuff. It breaks down these mental barriers in my head. Climbing Mount Everest, man, I feel like once I summit that mount, I come back, you’re getting the most confident dude ever. I’m looking forward to it. We’ll see how it all plays out."
Elsewhere in the interview, Allin talked about the 'Four Pillars' term and how he isn't a fan of it. Fans can learn more by clicking here.
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