Darby Allin, a prominent figure in AEW, has given an update regarding his health in anticipation of his TNT Title match at All Out, indicating that he isn’t operating at full capacity.
Scheduled to contend for Luchasaurus’ TNT Championship on September 3rd at the All Out pay-per-view, Allin had a previous engagement at the All In London event on August 27th. There, he joined forces with Sting to emerge victorious in a tag-team coffin match against Swerve Strickland and Christian Cage.
In an interview with CBS Chicago, Allin revealed that he sustained an injury to his back during the All In match. He specifically pointed to the moment when he executed a Coffin Drop onto the unforgiving metal casket as the instance that caused the damage:
“I’m not 100%. We had a show in London, I really messed my spine up. I’m trying to take it easy before Sunday. My lower back is really banged up.
“At the show in Wembley, I jumped off the top rope and landed on a metal coffin on my lower spine. Luchasaurus, he’s a huge dude. I think a lot of it has to do with where I’m willing to go in that ring.
“A lot of people aren’t willing to go where I’m willing to go mentally. I can take a big butt kicking. When things are going, there are things I’m capable of that I believe nobody else is.”
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