Darby Allin is a former indie wrestler who now works for All Elite Wrestling. All Elite Wrestling is full of the most talented indie stars in the world. This is a place where Allin can actually grow really quickly! Darby was on the Talk is Jericho podcast recently.
He spoke about turning down an offer from WWE and joining AEW instead. He stated that he had never worked in a scripted environment that WWE is so well-known for. He stated that he has worked with WWE performers before when he worked for a wrestling promotion called EVOLVE.
"I used to work in a company called EVOLVE, which is like a sister company to WWE at the time." Allin continued, "I had wrestled their guys, but it was always kind of like, it kind of felt like it was handed to me, like, 'oh,' like, I guess they assumed everyone was like a super fanboy.
Like, 'oh, you're going to wrestle this guy, so this will make you happy.' "But, like, I'm not here… I'm not a fanboy. Like, I'm not here to wrestle people and brag online, 'oh, I got to wrestle this NXT Superstar.
This is so cool.' I couldn't give a s--t. It's not cool when you have all these hospital bills and you're living in your car and stuff like that." All Elite Wrestling also has some former WWE stars which are the reason why they are able to beat NXT quite easily in the Wednesday Night Wars these days.