AEW Star Reveals Real Life ‘Burnt Bridge’ Behind Current Storyline

AEW Star Reveals Real Life ‘Burnt Bridge’ Behind Current Storyline AEW

Darby Allin has revealed details about his real life history with Nick Wayne, referencing their long history in their current AEW storyline.

In an interview with Steve Migs in Seattle in support of the upcoming AEW events in the city, Darby Allin spoke about using his real life history with Nick Wayne in his current storyline.

Allin said:

“The thing is, people in wrestling search for the next story and the whole time it’s in front of you. Real life writes itself. I did go to the Buddy Wayne Academy, I started training there, I had no wrestling knowledge before that.

“I had a big falling out with Buddy where we both said some things. I said, ‘peace out, I’m doing it my way. Screw off.’ I didn’t talk to him for a year and a half, two years, and then I got the call that he died.

“I was like, ‘Ah, man, that sucks.’ It sucked because I burnt that bridge. It also put in perspective of how petty you can be with holding onto things.

“Now, through meditation and everything I do through Rick Rubin’s programs. It teaches you to not get mad. I never get angry. It’s cool to know that I don’t hold grudges with anybody. If I didn’t have a grudge against Buddy, at least I would have known before he passed that we were cool.

“I messaged Shayna after Buddy passed, ‘I know you probably don’t want to see me, but I’m coming over. I need to do this for you, and I need to do this for Nick.’

“I went there and I said, ‘I know you don’t want me here, but a man passed away, we need to get over this shit now and we need to remember what brought us here.’

“I would go on family trips with them and do so much with them. It’s a matter of, ‘I’m part of your family.’ I never lost sight of that. There is a bump in the road.

“Now, it’s this crazy full circle moment that we’re using that on TV, but also knowing Buddy watching this shit, I think he would be super stoked. Nick has done this on his own. We can all agree that Nick is very talented.

“It’s not me putting a word in for my buddy. Nick got into it by being Nick. I just pushed him into a spot right when he got here, ‘sink or swim, you’re in the deep end now. We aren’t starting you off with random matches.’

“He’s been able to ride with that and adapt to all of that, which speaks to his talent.”

Nick Wayne debuted in AEW only a few days after his eighteenth birthday and has already been involved in feuds with Swerve Strickland and Christian Cage while running with Sting and Darby Allin.

Nick Wayne has not yet been confirmed for a match at AEW WrestleDream 2023 however given hometown favorites Bryan Danielson, Swerve Strickland and Darby Allin are also on the card, one can hope!

You can keep up with all the latest details on AEW WrestleDream 2023 by clicking this link. 

Transcription via Fightful

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