Darby Allin has been one of All Elite Wrestling's breakout stars. He has competed in high profile matches against the likes of Chris Jericho, Cody, and Jon Moxley, and could see himself crowned as the inaugural TNT Champion in the coming weeks. The Invisible Man has also featured prominently on pay-per-views, recently defeating his nemesis Sammy Guevara at Revolution.
Despite his status in the young promotion, AEW could not find a spot on the card for Darby at Full Gear, and he was forced to watch the show from the stands. During a recent interview with Justin Barrasso at Sports Illustrated, The young star said it ate him alive having to sit in the crowd and he vowed to do whatever it took to ensure he was booked on February 29.
"I sat in the crowd, and that ate me alive," Allin said. "I sat there and watched the show, and I said to myself, 'I'm going to put in as much work as I ever have, whether it's video or matches, to be on the next pay-per-view.'
"There were people that probably expected me to be off the pay-per-view. I'm here to prove people wrong. I'm not here to make friends and treat this as a clubhouse. People here are super supportive and I appreciate that, but this isn't friendship hour. For me, this is about proving people wrong and putting AEW on the map."