Darby Allin Reveals He Wanted To Disappear From AEW TV

Darby Allin wanted to take time off from AEW

Darby Allin has been ever-present in All Elite Wrestling since 2019, with the former TNT Champion regularly being featured in high-profile feuds and matches across the promotion's programming. 

The Invisible Man admitted that he has wanted to take time off to reinvigorate his AEW run, though.

"Sometimes in wrestling, you have to go away for people...I think people take a lot of wrestlers for granted with the s**t they do in the ring. There have been times, I haven't been off AEW since I started. I've had a two or three-week break, but I haven't been gone for more than a month since AEW started. There was a time in the spring where I felt like I needed to disappear. I remember a moment last year, it was the Casino Ladder Match. The people on the ladder were Jon (Moxley) and Hangman (Page). Hangman just came back from having a kid and the crowd in Philly was turning on Jon. It was weird. The fans were like, 'Come on Hangman!' I was like, 'These fans don't give a s**t.' I never thought the fans were going to boo Jon, ever. Then Jon went off, came back, and he's been on this crazy run," Allin said on The Sessions

"It's weird, I feel like people take a lot for granted and I feel like I have to disappear. Maybe, I'm hoping I blow up in a Jeep one day [laughs]. I just have to disappear and be gone, really f**k off and be gone. In the spring, I feel like I was just floating around. It was weird. People would say, 'Oh, you wrestled CM Punk in his first match back. You have all these pivotal moments.' Then they're like, 'Darby kind of fell off. Darby is not being used right. Darby's not this, Darby's not that.' I was just trying to manoeuvre around and stay relevant without disappearing, it's the ultimate challenge," he continued.

"I've been there since the beginning of TV and I've never had that consistent time off. Sometimes, you just have to remind a motherf**ker who you are and jump off something huge. I'm extremely happy, in the ring and outside the ring. I think everything happens for a reason. I don't know what's going to happen. I'm going to go to outer space and purposefully not come back."

Allin is currently locked in a programme with Jay Lethal on AEW TV. Their feud continued on Tuesday's episode of Dynamite when the former ROH World Champion attacked him backstage. 

H/T to Fightful

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