Darby Allin is riding high in AEW, not least as the current TNT Champion but also as the company’s first home grown title holder.
Allin’s recent pairing with the legendary Sting has felt like a natural fit and has certainly helped raise his stock.
But as the two gear up for their match at Revolution against Team Taz members Brian Cage and Ricky Starks, questions have arisen over the 61 year old Sting’s ability to still ‘go’.
In a recent interview with TalkSport, Allin explained why he had no such concerns over the Stinger’s physical abilities:
We were walking around Jacksonville the other day. There was this six-foot fence. I jumped the fence and I told Sting ‘I’m going to take some photos’ because we were looking at some weird stuff in Jacksonville. I was like ‘I’m going to take some photos for you of this weird building’ and he’s on the other side of the fence that’s locked up. He’s like ‘what, you don’t think I’m going to jump this fence?’ He climbs up and he jumped the fence. So I’d say he’s good to go!
The TNT Champion also noted how the pair had bonded over their respective creative processes:
He visualizes a lot of things. He likes characters and things like that so when he first saw my vignettes and my promos – whatever you call them – he was super hyped on them. He just thought they were so different and unique. So with the story we’ve been doing, I’ve been sending him all of these visual ideas and I’ve been talking in-depth to him. Like, ‘yo, this, this, this and this’ and he likes it. He really likes how my brain works with things. He’s very confident he’s in good hands.
The tag team encounter at AEW Revolution is expected to be a cinematic affair, following in the footsteps of the Stadium Stampede and the Elite Deletion.
The event recently moved dates to March 7th, reportedly to avoid potential clashes with other sporting events.