Ever since Sting arrived in AEW back in December, the WWE Hall of Famer and Darby Allin have formed a close bond both on and off screen.
The pair famously joined forces at AEW Revolution for Sting’s first match since 2015 and have continued to team together on numerous occasions. Speaking with Alistair McGeorge of the Metro, Allin opened up about his friendship with the wrestling legend.
Allin revealed that the pair first sat down together on the night that Sting made his debut, adding that the former WCW star wants to do more than just pick up a paycheque.
“The first night he debuted, I went in his locker room and we start talking and stuff like that. I was showing him more videos of the stuff that I do, my promos and stuff like that, and he got to see my creative side out of the ring,
He’s the guy I really hang out with backstage. His dressing room, he’s got his own little private dressing room and he says it’s mine.
So, it’s just me and him chilling and talking about a bunch of stuff. He’s cool, we’ve got a lot more common than people think – goes beyond the face paint!
He likes to be put to work, he wants to be part of the show. He doesn’t wanna just sit there and collect the cheque,”
The former TNT Champion expanded further, explaining that while he is too young to have watched The Icon in his heyday, he made sure to go back and watch his friend in action.
“I was too young to really watch him in his heyday, but I would go back and watch what he did. It was really cool to see somebody transcend professional wrestling,
He was the guy! Even your buddy who didn’t watch wrestling would know Sting, so it’s really cool when you can capture that.”
One of Sting’s main rivals during his time in WCW and Jim Crockett Promotions was another Hall of Famer, Ric Flair. The 16-time World Champion was recently released by WWE and wasted little time in expanding his horizons, heading to Mexico to appear alongside Andrade El Idolo at Triplemania.
In light of this new professional alliance, Allin was asked about the possibility of a dream bout between himself and Sting and AEW’s Andrade and Ric Flair. Allin said that a match-up would be fun adding that “anything’s possible.”
“Yeah, that’d be fun! Anything is possible, I feel. You’ve just gotta be patient and see what goes down, and where the wind takes you.”
On the August 18th episode of Dynamite, Allin and Sting teamed up once more to take on 2Point0. In the fast-paced encounter Sting rolled back the years, popping right back up after taking a powerbomb through a table. The veteran picked up the win for his team with a double Scorpion Deathlock on 2Point0.