“I Was on Cloud Nine”- Darby Allin Reflects on his Cinematic Match with Sting at AEW Revolution

Published 04/28/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


At AEW Revolution, Sting and Darby Allin teamed up to face Team Taz in a cinematic masterpiece. AEW haven’t had the upper hand in cinematic matches, but the street fight from Revolution was a classic. However, there were a few spots that concerned the current TNT Champion.

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Darby Allin was worried he’d break Sting’s face

At 60, Sting needed to dig deep to put on a brilliant performance at AEW Revolution. The Icon wrestled like it was his last match, even though the cinematic component covered his ring rust. His tag team partner and opponents didn’t need to carry him, but Darby Allin was concerned about his well-being.

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Appearing on the Drinks With Johnny podcast, Darby Allin reflected on his concerns towards Sting during the filming of the street fight.

“When we’re shooting it, I was running around and doing everything possible. ‘I wanna shoot it like this.’ When we got done with the cut, I’d run through a pane of glass, and go, ‘alright, get the next shot.’ I was doing everything, and I felt on autopilot. I had an adrenaline rush and felt we could go all night and was on fire with it. The only thing that stopped me was when I had to throw the bat to Sting.”

“I was like, ‘Alright, I’m going to throw this down.’ Tony [Khan] put it best, ‘You know how the laws of physics work, right? That bat is going to come down and we don’t know if it’s going to break Sting’s face.’ First time in the whole shoot I started thinking like, ‘What if I do break Sting’s face and he can’t finish the match?’ He’s the one who was like, ‘I’m catching that bat.’ Perfect catch, first try, beat the f*ck out of everyone. I was on cloud nine.” (H/T Fightful Wrestling)

Sting thanked Darby after AEW Revolution

Despite being the biggest attraction in the match, Sting never took the spotlight away from Darby Allin. As the TNT Champion, Darby proved worthy of holding the second most important championship in AEW.

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He revealed that a while after Revolution, Sting thanked him for the match and for making his return easy. “Sting pulled me aside a week after and said, ‘I want to let you know how much this means to me how easy you’ve made this for me.‘”

Since then, Allin has defended his title against the likes of Scorpio Sky, John Silver, JD Drake, Jungle Boy, Matt Hardy, and the Butcher. He’s registered eight defenses and doesn’t look ready to drop it soon.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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