Darby Allin

Darby Allin (born January 7, 1993) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Allin is best known for his appearances in World Wrestling Network promotions, wrestling in a high-profile position in Evolve.

Darby Allin
Darby Allin at Evolve 100.png
Allin in February 2018
Born (1993-01-07) January 7, 1993 (age 27)[citation needed]
Seattle, Washington[citation needed]
Spouse(s)
Priscilla Kelly (m. 2018)
[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Darby Graves
Darby Allin
Billed height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[2]
Billed weight180 lb (82 kg)[2]
Billed fromSeattle, Washington[3]
Trained byJohn carlos
Debut2015

Early lifeEdit

Growing up, Allin played track and field and football (one of his grandfathers played in the NFL).[4] He also took part in collegiate wrestling, but only because he assumed it was professional wrestling.[4] He later attended a film school in Arizona, dropping out to pursue in a career in skateboarding.[5] Through his connections with Matt Schlager, Allin regularly appeared in videos with his friends on Ridiculousness, until one video was too extreme for the program to air.[4] He also appeared on an episode of Sex Sent Me to the ER, later admitting in an interview with Chris Van Vliet, that the story was fabricated as he needed the money.[6] For about three years, Allin was intentionally homeless.[7]

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Independent circuit (2015–present)Edit

Allin made his professional wrestling debut in 2015, under the ring name Darby Graves before changing it to Darby Allin.[8] In late 2017, he wrestled for the Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) promotion.[9] Darby is now signed with All Elite Wrestling(AEW).

World Wrestling Network (2016–2019)Edit

Allin debuted for World Wrestling Network at Evolve 59 in April 2016, losing to Ethan Page.[10] At Evolve 74, Allin was defeated via countout by Brian Cage after Cage had powerslammed Allin over a barricade.[11][12] Allin made his Style Battle debut in January 2017, losing to Dave Crist.[13] Allin made his Full Impact Pro in early 2017 at FIP Everything Burns, losing a Fight For All match. On the same show, Allin, along with AR Fox, Dave Crist and Sami Callihan defeated Sammy Guevara, Dezmond Xavier, Jason Kincaid and Jason Cade.[14] At Evolve 93, he was defeated by DJZ.[15] in January 2018, Allin faced Zack Sabre Jr. for the Evolve Championship at EVOLVE 98, in a losing effort.[2]

On August 30, 2018, it was announced that at Evolve 113, Allin would be facing NXT wrestler, the Velveteen Dream.[16] At Evolve 113, Allin was defeated by Dream.[17] At Evolve 116, Allin was defeated by Mustafa Ali.[18] At Evolve 117, Allin was defeated by Kassius Ohno.[19] The next night at Evolve 118, Allin was defeated by Roderick Strong.[20]

During WrestleMania weekend, he wrestled his last match for Evolve at Evolve 125, in a defeat to Anthony Henry.[21] He also wrestled at Amerika Ist Wunderbar, promoted by Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw), and in conjunction with WWN, where he was defeated by Avalanche.[22] The following day at WWN Supershow Mercury Rising, he teamed with his wife Priscilla Kelly, where they were defeated by Austin Theory and Brandi Lauren.[23] That same weekend, it was revealed he was going to be ending his three-year relationship with Evolve and WWN.[10]

Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (2018)Edit

On June 3, 2018, Allin made his Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide debut at Verano de Escándalo in a six-way match which was won by Aero Star. Other competitors in the match included Drago, Sammy Guevara, Australian Suicide and Golden Magic.[24]

Progress Wrestling (2018–2019)Edit

In 2018, Allin wrestled for Progress Wrestling during their American tours. He made his debut for the promotion at Chapter 66: Mardi Graps, held in Louisiana, in a Thuderbastard match which was won by Jeff Cobb.[25] He later appeared on day five of the Coast to Coast Tour, teaming with Jack Sexsmith and Toni Storm in a six-person tag team match.[26]

On March 14, 2019, Allin was announced as a participant in the Super Strong Style 16. At the event, he was defeated by Paul Robinson.[27] On day two, he teamed with Chris Ridgeway and Lucky Kid in a six-man lucha rules tag team match, defeating Artemis Spencer, Chris Brookes and DJZ.[28] On day three, Allin took part in a scramble match, which was won by Brookes.[29]

All Elite Wrestling (2019–present)Edit

Less than a week after leaving WWN, on April 12, 2019, it was revealed that Allin would be a roster member of the newly launched All Elite Wrestling (AEW).[30] He wrestled Cody Rhodes at Fyter Fest in June to a time-limit draw.[31]

In October, Allin began feuding with the villainous faction called The Inner Circle as a fan favorite. He would lose an AEW World Championship match against Chris Jericho on an episode of AEW Dynamite[32] while beating Sammy Guevara at the 2020 AEW Revolution.

Personal lifeEdit

On November 21, 2018, Allin married fellow wrestler Priscilla Kelly.[1] He lives a straight edge lifestyle.[33] Allin is a longtime fan of punk rock, and his ring name is derived from the frontman of the Germs, Darby Crash, and the transgressive musician GG Allin.[4]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Thompson, Andrew (November 24, 2018). "Fight Size Update: Darby Allin And Priscilla Kelly Get Married, Jim Cornette YouTube Channel, John Cena Live Events, More". Fightful.com. Fightful. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Darby Allin: Started From The Bottom Now He's... Where?". voicesofwrestling.com. 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ "THROWBACK: Shane Strickland vs Darby Allin". YouTube.com. DEFY Wrestling. January 17, 2019. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d Abraham, Damian (May 25, 2018). "Episode 212 - Darby Allin (The Wrestlers, All Elite Wrestling, Evolve)". player.fm.
  5. ^ Lee, James (October 14, 2019). "INTERVIEW WITH THE SKATEBOARDER TURNED WRESTLER, DARBY ALLIN". Jenkem.
  6. ^ Van Vliet, Chris (July 14, 2019). "Darby Allin was homeless before AEW, Coffin Drop to Cody, Skateboarding, Shawn Spears" – via YouTube.
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  8. ^ "Matches (as Darby Graves)". Cagematch. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  9. ^ "GCW Line In The Sand". Cagematch. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Report: Darby Allin Finished With EVOLVE, Set To Become A Free Agent - Fightful Wrestling". www.fightful.com.
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  12. ^ Csonka, Larry (December 10, 2016). "Csonka's Evolve 74 Review 12.10.16". 411Mania. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
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  14. ^ "FIP Everything Burns 2017". Cagematch. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  15. ^ "EVOLVE 93". Cagematch. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Velveteen Dream to face Austin Theory and Darby Allin at upcoming EVOLVE events in Maryland and New York". WWE. August 30, 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  17. ^ "EVOLVE 113". Cagematch. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  18. ^ "EVOLVE 116". Cagematch. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  19. ^ "EVOLVE 117". Cagematch. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  20. ^ "EVOLVE 118". Cagematch. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  21. ^ Williams, JJ (April 4, 2019). "EVOLVE 125 live results: Austin Theory vs. Kyle O'Reilly". Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
  22. ^ Gronemann, Markus (April 4, 2019). "wXw Amerika ist Wunderbar live results: David Starr vs. Lucky Kid". Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
  23. ^ "WWNLive SuperShow - Mercury Rising 2019". Cagematch. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  24. ^ "Resultados AAA Verano de Escándalo 2018". Solo Wrestling (in Spanish). June 4, 2018.
  25. ^ "PROGRESS Chapter 66: Mardi Graps". Cagematch. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  26. ^ "PROGRESS Coast To Coast Tour - Tag 5". Cagematch. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  27. ^ "PROGRESS Chapter 88: Super Strong Style 16 Tournament Edition 2019 - Tag 1". Cagematch. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
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  29. ^ "PROGRESS Chapter 88: Super Strong Style 16 Tournament Edition 2019 - Tag 3". Cagematch. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  30. ^ "Darby Allin joins AEW, will face Cody at Fyter Fest". WON/F4W - WWE news, Pro Wrestling News, WWE Results, UFC News, UFC results. 12 April 2019.
  31. ^ Powell, Jason. "6/29 AEW Fyter Fest results: Powell's live review of Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks vs. Pentagon Jr., Fenix, and Laredo Kid, Jon Moxley vs. Joey Janela in an unsanctioned match, Cody vs. Darby Allin, Cima vs. Christopher Daniels". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  32. ^ AEW Staff (October 16, 2019). "AEW DYNAMITE Results 10/16/19". AllEliteWrestling.com. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  33. ^ "Interview with Darby Allin". YouTube.com. Alicia Atout. August 16, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  34. ^ "NEW Six Flags Slam Fest". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  35. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2019". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  36. ^ "Style Battle #01.07". Cagematch.net. Retrieved September 4, 2019.

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