Wrestling news: AEW’s Darby Allin proud of TNT championship win

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Darby Allin celebrated TNT championship victory by skateboarding with the belt

Defeating Cody Rhodes to win the TNT championship at last month’s Full Gear pay-per-view marked the most meaningful victory of Darby Allin’s career.

Following the show, Allin returned to his Jacksonville hotel room to decompress. He accomplished that the best way he knew how, which was to get on his skateboard and ride.

“There is a bridge right by the hotel that I like to skate down, so I took the belt and skated with it,” Allin says. “I put so much into it to get to this point, so much s—, and I was thinking about that and how now I’m chasing something new.”

Allin is only the third person to hold the title best known for its association with Rhodes. Allin’s style makes him unique, and his size and versatility allow him to work with bigger opponents, like Brian Cage and Will Hobbs, as well as others closer to his size, like Ricky Starks or MJF. There is no one else quite like Allin in wrestling, only increasing the potential of a captivating title run.

“I’m going to create something that is entirely mine, and I’m going to present the championship in a new light,” Allin says. “Work doesn’t end for me on Wednesdays. This is a seven-day life for me. It’s a heavy task to make this title mine, but I’m up for it.”

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