During a recent interview with WrestleTalk’s Louis Dangoor, AEW star and current TNT Champion opened up about a variety of topics, including why he decided to join AEW over any other company
It is widely believed that Darby Allin had interest from WWE, AEW and other companies last year, and Allin explained to us why he opted to join Tony Khan’s promotion, noting it wasn’t a hard decision:
“It wasn’t much of a fight. There wasn’t much of anything. I knew right away that was where I wanted to be. I don’t care if there wasn’t a Dynamite or anything like that. When I hear the words “creative freedom” and being in control of your own destiny, I’m on board, because I ain’t playing anybody’s s*** with controlling me. That’s the reason I dropped out of film school, that’s the reason I quit numerous jobs. You start controlling me, I’m gone. That’s not to be an asshole, it’s not like I’m not a team player. The thing is, I’ll be the best team player if you let me be me… There was no arguments where I was going. I wanted AEW and that was it.”
Allin also opened up about how his vignettes in AEW are all self-made, and why he prefers making them with just him and Max Yoder as opposed to a big-scale production crew:
“It’s literally just me and my friend Max Yoder who films skate videos. It’s a two-man squad, it’s just us. There’s not a twenty-man production unit that does things, it’s just us. It’s beauty, I wouldn’t have it any different. I like to travel very small in packs. Whenever you have a bunch of people around and try and express your art, it might mess with the flow, so I keep it small.”
During the interview, Darby Allin also spoke about his strong desire to wrestle FTR, something that Dax Harwood then provided Louis Dangoor with a comment on. You can read that by clicking here.