Darby Allin has revealed how he came up with his patented Coffin Drop, saying flips and 450 splashes left him feeling “bored.”
Allin’s daredevil wrestling style has won him legions of fans since he joined All Elite Wrestling. Hailed as one of the company’s four pillars, Darby Allin has captured the TNT Championship along his AEW journey and shared the ring with CM Punk for Punk’s first match in 7 years at All Out.
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet on his Insight podcast, Darby Allin discussed how he came up with the idea to use his unique Coffin Drop finishing move:
“I think I was bored of watching people do 450s or Shooting Stars. I was like, I don’t want to fly to look pretty, I want to fly to hurt, so I just started falling backwards. There is zero room for error, people do the 630s with the double front flips, I would hate to do that.”
“I would hate to think every night I can’t slip, if you f*ck up a Coffin Drop, you’ve got issues, it’s pretty easy, you just fall back on someone. A lot of it is adrenaline, I’m not going to do a Coffin Drop cold turkey. I think lots of skateboarding got me ready.”
Allin will hope the move is the final nail in MJF’s coffin when the two men meet in what has become an increasingly personal feud one-on-one at Full Gear.