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Did Darby Allin Nearly Take Too Many Risks?

He's seen as one of the stars in AEW, someone who truly broke out for the company, but did Darby Allin nearly take too many risks?

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He’s seen as one of the stars in AEW, someone who truly broke out for the company, but did Darby Allin nearly take too many risks?

I will be honest, though I sparingly watch AEW, Darby is one of the talents I have watched.

Especially because he is someone who has gained a reputation for crazy spots.

And, crazy spots make for highlight clips, and that’s what a casual fan sees first.

But I’ve also seen more than a couple spots that made me wonder why.

Darby Allin Too Many Risks
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Honestly though, I see similarities between Allin’s style and someone like ECW legend Mikey Whipwreck.

That is to say…someone who does not measure up to the big muscles of the prototypical stars…but who is willing to do anything to finish them off.

And that is why I ask…

Did Darby Allin Nearly Take Too Many Risks?

I ask not because of my own opinion, but because of something Darby himself recently revealed.

During a recent street fight, there was a spot where Darby Allin was tossed across the ring and hit his neck on the ropes awkwardly.

He shrugged it off after the fact, but he also revealed that he nearly broke his neck from it.

Crazy spots usually make fans go crazy, and they certainly get us talking.

But…crazy spots that are not safe? They get us talking for all the wrong reasons.

Like…”oh no, I can’t believe his career ended prematurely because of that spot”.

Darby Allin Too Many Risks
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I do not wish that on anyone, and I appreciate his willingness to put it all on the line every time.

However, when he says he does not fear hospitals because he lives at the hospital…I mean that is great talk, but it’s not great for career longevity.

If AEW sees him as one of their pillars, and as a future world champion, then perhaps he needs to tone it down.

Less risk is not a bad thing. It usually leads to a longer career, and us not asking if he nearly took too many risks.

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