Is Darby Allin Related to Sting?

Published 12/23/2021, 11:30 AM EST


Darby Allin and Sting have been together as a team following Sting’s debut in AEW. It looks like Sting is playing the role of a mentor to Darby Allin. It is indeed a great opportunity for the young AEW superstar to learn from a veteran in the pro wrestling world like Sting.

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Under Sting’s guidance, Allin could fulfill his full potential and achieve great things in the business. ‘The Icon’ debuted in AEW at AEW Winter is Coming special episode in 2020. Since then, Allin and Sting have formed an alliance and even wrestled as a tag team. But are Sting and Darby Allin related?

Is Darby Allin related to Sting?

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Darby Allin is not related to Sting. Though they have a kind of common look, they are not related. Allin also got face paint, but that is not similar to Sting’s face paint. Also, Sting is more like a mentor to Allin now. The WCW legend’s age is over 60. However, it looks like he still has a lot to offer to the pro wrestling world.

Darby Allin, on the other hand, is looking like a star for the future in the world of professional wrestling. The AEW superstar has also shared the ring with some great wrestlers. Most recently, former WWE Champion, CM Punk, challenged Allin for a match at AEW All out following Punk’s debut in AEW.

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What is Darby Allin’s real name?

Darby Allin’s real name is Samuel Ratsch. The AEW superstar played football and took part in Track and Field earlier in his life. He even tried to pursue a career in skateboarding before joining wrestling.

Darby Allin signed with AEW in 2019 and wrestled Cody Rhodes in his debut match. The match ended in a time-limit draw.

Darby Allin opens up on his relationship with Sting in AEW

Darby Allin has teamed up with Sting to wrestle on a few occasions. At AEW Revolution in March 2021, ‘The Icon’ and Allin battled Team Taz in a street fight. Allin and Sting were victorious on that day against Team Taz. Again at AEW Double or Nothing, Allin and Sting teamed up to defeat Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page.

 

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During an interview with Metro.co.uk, Darby Allin talked about his relationship with the WCW legend. Darby said, “The first night he debuted, I went in his locker room and we start talking and stuff like that. I was showing him more videos of the stuff that I do, my promos and stuff like that, and he got to see my creative side out of the ring,”

Further, Allin revealed that Sting is the guy he really hangs out with. He also mentioned about Sting’s little private dressing room and how they chill and talk about different things.

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He added, “He’s the guy I really hang out with backstage. His dressing room, he’s got his own little private dressing room and he says it’s mine. So, it’s just me and him chilling and talking about a bunch of stuff. He’s cool, we’ve got a lot more common than people think – goes beyond the face paint!”

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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