WWE is not for everyone. One person who does not seem like they are in a hurry to go there is Darby Allin.
Allin was recently interviewed on AEW Unrestricted where he had some strong comments for WWE. Primarily he discussed how their tryouts are a joke and don’t mean anything. Here is the full quote, courtesy of Fightful:
“They asked me if I was interested in coming down. At the time, I’m not trying to sound like I’m too good for it, but I was already….you either want me or you don’t. I’m not gonna tryout because you already know what I can do based off the company I was working for [EVOLVE], they work so close with WWE. I was already wrestling all their wrestlers like Chris Hero and Velveteen Dream. The people I see get tryouts is such a joke, it doesn’t mean anything anymore.
I’m not gonna sit here and be this clown. Then I thought about it and I didn’t want to go there anymore. I started to talk with Cody more and more. I was like, ‘I see the writing on the wall. I’m not gonna go there and play this game where I be a cruiserweight, 205 Live person. Then my body of work, my art, my promos would never see the light of day.’ I’m not gonna play games. There are thousands of people there and you forget they even exist half the time. I’m not gonna be locked in a Performance Center. I made that very clear to Cody and the rest is history.”
Allin had his debut match in AEW against Cody at Fyter Fest. They immediately made a star out of him and he is now one of the most popular talents in the company.
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