Darby Allin Talks Working With Steve-O And Tony Hawk
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Darby Allin is the new “Face of TNT” following his defeat of Cody Rhodes at AEW Full Gear where he captured his first championship in AEW. Speaking with TVInsider, Darby discussed what he wants to accomplish with his championship run, the vignettes he shot with Tony Hawk and Steve-O from Jackass, and more.
Below are some highlights.
Darby Allin on His Goals As AEW TNT Champion
I have a big chip on my shoulder and want to prove a lot of people wrong. I want to make people say, “This guy is champion? Sick. We get it.” I want to main event a pay-per-view for starters. That’s the biggest thing. In life, I want to finish this movie I’m doing. I have to finish that up.
Darby Allin on Working with Steve-O and Tony Hawk
They just started following me on Instagram. I hit them up. I said, “Yo, this is what I want to do. I want to bring my world into wrestling instead of just wrestling into wrestling.” I was inspired by names like Tony Hawk, Steve-O, and Bam Margera. I want to bring that world into wrestling because I feel there are a lot of fans that fell out of love with wrestling. Now they can see all these cool people collaborating and doing stuff. I’m at Bam’s house right now filming stuff. I’m trying to do as much as possible.
It’s crazy. I’m just chilling up here. We crashed at Bam’s house and thought of all the things I can bring to the world of pro wrestling.
Darby Allin on Comparisons to Sting
My face paint just comes from my real life. That’s not really a character thing I try to rip off of anybody. I’ve always just liked the dark stuff. I’ve always been a fan of the gothic aesthetic. Just weird stuff. I’m flattered by [the comparison], it’s cool, but it’s definitely not what I’m thinking about while I’m doing it.
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