Darby Allin Needs More Layers To His Character Says WWE Hall Of Famer

Darby Allin

Darby Allin needs to make some changes to how he performs, according to one WWE Hall of Famer that’s a lot like him.

Allin is one of AEW’s most popular homegrown stars. He has immense appeal as a guy that does things his way and that risks his body in incredible ways.

It isn’t uncommon to see Darby Allin fall backwards onto a punishing surface or see him push his body in extreme ways. And while that has been his bread and butter for some time and has built him a strong but niche fanbase, one WWE Hall of Famer thinks he needs to do things a bit differently.

In many ways, Mick Foley is a bigger Darby Allin. His career was defined by his penchant for punishment and his willingness to take extreme, almost life-threatening risks.

Perhaps it’s because of these parallels that Foley mentioned Darby Allin on his Foley is Pod podcast and suggested he work on his character so that he isn’t so over-reliant on dangerous bumps.

“He’s a phenomenal athlete and he comes from the world of extreme sports. He’s like a cat and then he lands on his feet. He’s got incredible body control.

But I think every performer has to find a different gear that they can go into as much wild stuff as I did. I was able to temper it with the promos and by shifting gears and injecting humor.

I think almost every guy with a long history, not talking about the guys who could go from territory to territory and basically recreate that same push each time, talking about the guys who had the long runs in WWE, WCW found another gear and that it often involved humor.

And so Darby, I haven’t seen him in a couple of years or talked to him, but he’s a soft spoken young man and he probably should find a way to add layers to that character that doesn’t necessitate taking those risks all the time.”

Foley also spoke out about bleeding/blading in wrestling matches recently, cautioning wrestlers on not using it too much.

h/t SEScoops for the transcription