Darby Allin Comments On His Skateboarding, Bumping In The Ring


AEW star Darby Allin spoke about his love of skateboarding and how this beloved hobby helped him become a better pro wrestler in the ring. This also helped him improve on taking bumps in and out of the ring as well. Darby was a guest on the Wrestling Perspective Podcast:

“No, it was the opposite,” he saids when asked whether bumping made it easier for him to skateboard . Learning how to skateboard made me how to bump better in the ring. I remember, the first day I was at wrestling school, I was taking bumps and whatnot. My trainer was looking at me like, ‘Yo, so how’s it feel. Does it hurt?’ I was like, ‘Nah, man. I’ve been falling on concrete my whole damn life. Then, at first, he was a little offended by it, but then I would show him the videos and then he’s like, ‘Holy shit, I can’t argue that.’”

Darby continued: “So just the years of falling off skateboards. where I feel like it’s got my pain tolerance way up. I talked to Tony Hawk about it. I was like, ‘Dude, how can you be like 50-something and just still raging on the skateboard?’ He’s like,’ I just didn’t stop.’ So the fact that I was trying to intertwine [his passions] that I just don’t stop. I have a wrestling ring downstairs in my house. So if I don’t do wrestling training, I’m skateboarding in life, vice versa, whatever other stunts I do. So I just never stopped and my body feels great.”

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