Darby Allin Explains How AEW Partnership With Sting Started

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Darby Allin has opened up on how he began teaming with Sting and how the pair have been building “something special”.

Sting and Darby Allin have been victorious in fifteen tag team matches since beating Team Taz at AEW Revolution in 2021.

Since then, they have secured wins over FTR, The Acclaimed, The House of Black, and the team of Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal.

But despite their success, Darby Allin has recently been focusing on his singles career which included a four-way battle for the AEW World Championship at Double or Nothing.

Darby Allin was appearing on the Fightful Wrestling podcast and shared what it was like receiving feedback from the WWE Hall of Famer, and how the partnership began.

“Yeah, it happened really organically. I don’t think anything was planned. When he made his debut, it was never planned for him to be teamed with Darby. It kinda just started happening naturally.

He was a fan of what I do in the ring and outside the ring. He’s like, ‘You’re a very creative individual. One day, people will be working for you.’ I was like, ‘I don’t know, man.’ We just started shooting ideas back and forth, it kept growing and growing.

Next thing I knew we were teaming, and next thing I knew he was returning to the ring live. It wasn’t a cinematic match. It was live at Double or Nothing a few years ago against Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky.

It was something special. He saw that he could trust me in the ring with coming up with ideas and from there, man, I think we’ve been attached at the hip.”

Darby Allin went on to discuss the potential of seeing the AEW Tag Team Championships around his and Stings waists.

Allin explained that despite being unbeaten as a team, Sting is not focused on winning any AEW Championships.

“Well, you know the thing with Sting, man, he don’t want to go for championships. That’s never been a goal of his. He never wanted to fight for the championship.

I can respect that. He’s like, ‘Give somebody the opportunity to do it that it could elevate their career.’ He don’t need to get his career more elevated. Maybe he’ll change his mind. Maybe he’ll be like, ‘Yo, FTR. What’s up?’”

Sting became a huge star during his WCW days, starting off with beach blonde hair, face paint and bright tights, The Stinger soon became a fan favourite.

After the creation of the NWO, Sting would transition into a darker character and battled against Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall.

After the sale of WCW, Sting spent eleven years in Impact Wrestling, where he was a Four-Time World Champion before finally joining WWE in 2014.

Sting became the third person to become WCW Triple Crown Champion and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016.

H/t to Fightful