Darby Allin is by far one of the most exciting wrestlers performing today. The passion that he wrestles with is evident in the way that he puts his body on the line in every match that he is a part of. He is one who knows all too well that bumps and bruises are a name of the game, but it was a shock when the former TNT Champion spoke about a scary medical situation that happened due to an accident in one of his most recent matches.
While speaking with Robbie Fox on ‘My Mom’s Basement,’ Allin received the worst bump he’s ever taken while wrestling.
The AEW superstar revealed that the worst bump he’s ever taken was in a match against Joey Janela. In the New Orleans match, as he recalled, he tried to land a blow to Janela with a ‘Suicide Dive.’ He rotated his body, but he ended up hitting the concrete floor. He was taken to the hospital, where the doctors revealed that he has internal bleeding in his brain.
Probably when I dove — I was wrestling — it’s funny you say that, Joey Janela, because he was in the match where I had took my sketchiest bump I would say is I had him in New Orleans and he was sitting in a chair outside the ring and I did a running dive where I do a front flip halfway through the dive but I put the chair too far and you know, the independents, they’re cheap asses. They don’t wanna put the padding around the ring so my ankles caught him but my head bounced off the concrete and I just started feeling like everything was swelling and then after the match, because I finished the match, afterwards I went to the hospital and they’re saying, ‘Yo, you’re bleeding from the brain’ and I was like, ‘F*ck!’ So like, yeah.
Darby then went on to reveal that he doesn’t remember the procedure he underwent, but it left him incapacitated to wrestle for 2 months. He said that he was unable to drive, and felt like he was on edge while he had to take time off and stay in his room.
I went under for I can’t remember how long but then they were just — dude, I don’t know. They did something where they monitored it. I can’t even remember the full procedure but I couldn’t wrestle for like two months. It was like you can break my ankle, you can break my arm but you start messing with [my] brain, oh, that’s the worst. It’s the worst. I remember I got home and I wasn’t able to drive but I felt so on edge just sitting in my room.
Many have been critical of Darby’s style of wrestling and have questioned how long he can really keep up with his style, but if one thing is for sure if it’s up to Darby he is just getting his career started.
Below is the full interview.
Thanks to Fightful for the quotes
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