Darby Allin Opens Up On What Made Him Choose AEW (All Elite Wrestling) Over WWE
Darby Allin is a star in the making. Young, has a marketable look, and is able to connect with an audience. AEW has been presenting him wonderfully since his debut match, and are positioning him as a potential top star for their organization. But why did he pick this new company, and not the proven WWE?
Why Didn’t He Join WWE
Darby had an easy route into WWE, he worked many shows and had a prominent role in Evolve, a well known NXT feeder system, and I’m sure they would have appreciated another talented individual in NXT. But in an interview with Fightful, he explained “Creative freedom, hands down. A lot of people if they see me at first, they don’t know how present me. AEW is like ‘how do you want to be presented?’ instead of ‘this is how we’re going to present you.’ Give me that creative freedom. WWE would have probably made me a creepy figure in a boiler room jacking off or something. No, I’m fine. I want to skateboard and represent that culture,”
Could WWE have presented him this way in NXT? Perhaps. This could just just be an easy way to take a shot at competition, but especially once talent hits RAW & Smackdown they always seem to lose something that made them special. AEW was clearly a good choice for him given how he’s been booked in the first ever defense of the AEW Championship & took Cody to a time limit draw. Offering creative freedom as to how a character is presented is a smart move which will attract talent away from WWE.
What Are Darby Allins Current Goals With AEW
Everyone wants to be champion, and Darby has taken both men who competed at Full Gear for the AEW Championship to their limits, and he will be looking out for future opportunities at that title. Jericho had to handcuff his hands behind his back and have Jake Hager debut to beat him, so you know he’ll want another shot at Le’ Champion.
With whispers of another title coming to AEW, Darby could be high on the list of competitors to chase that eventual midcard title. His star will rise regardless of what he’s doing next, his success is inevitable, Darby Allin is here to make sure everyone knows his name.