Darby Allin opened up about AEW President Tony Khan giving him creative freedom.
Darby Allin is known for expressing himself with death-defying stunts in the ring, but according to the star himself, he’s given creative freedom in other aspects of his AEW performance as well.
Speaking with the Lost Signals podcast, Allin opened up about AEW President Tony Khan allowing him the freedom to highlight rising star Nick Wayne with a video package to give audiences insight into his unique wrestling journey.
“A good example is Nick Wayne. Nobody really knew him that much from the national TV audience. How are you supposed to know a 16-year-old kid? I went up to Tony and said, ‘I have this idea and I want to present Nick in a way where I make a video package for him so people can get to know him before he wrestles, and just not throw him out there as a random guy, but have a backstory.’
“I come up with a lot of stuff. That’s the beauty of it. Tony lets me take the ball and run with it. That’s all I’ve ever wanted in life. Not just wrestling, but life, just the opportunity to do something with myself. It’s cool when you have someone like Tony Khan, who has a national television company, and is letting you take the ball and run with it. A lot of it is from my mind, what you see out there, for good or bad.”