The Owen Hart Foundation Cup is set to kick off on tonight’s (May 11) episode of AEW Dynamite, with Adam Cole taking on Dax Harwood and Darby Allin facing Jeff Hardy.
Darby Allin has had a lot of comparisons to Jeff Hardy throughout his career in AEW due to the pair’s high risk styles, leading to many dubbing this encounter a ‘dream match’.
Allin spoke about the match to the New York Post, where discussed the match, and what it means to him to be facing Hardy.
“It’s one that has a lot to do with outside of wrestling. It’s the way I see him live his life outside of the ring, the stunts and the craziness that kind of draws me to him. I don’t get that from a lot of wrestlers. I don’t think I get that from any wrestlers. Nobody excited me outside the ring. To have that feeling with somebody, I’m like damn. So the first time I talked to him, we’re like, ‘Hey, you like to jump off of big s—t. I like to jump off of big s—t. You like dirt bikes. I like dirt bikes.’ It was really like an organic relationship. It was super fun. For us to have that one tag match, me, Sting, Matt and Jeff down in Texas, that was also a lot of fun. It just feels very normal. People thought this was a dream match and, yes, it’s a dream match for me, but man this came really quick. I was expecting it a little bit down the road to be honest. This came really quick, but now’s better than never. Wednesday, I don’t know what to expect. It’s gonna be an interesting one,”
Darby then spoke about potentially shooting vignettes with Hardy, where he admitted that he believes the match could have had a ‘crazy build’.
“It’d be nice. Like I said, this match kind of came very quick on me and I just thought originally it would have been crazy if we had a build to a singles match and like we had a promo battle were we could get crazier outside the ring leading up to the match. But here we are. We’re gonna get crazy this Wednesday.”
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