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  • The Cook
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    AEW have made a point in not having finishes like that so while someone may run in and cause the finish the end result will be Punk pinning Allin, or Allin passing out in a submission. The more likely scenario is that one of them attacks Punk, and probably Sting & Allin afterwards, and then Bryan Danielson makes his debut and makes the save. Having said all that I don't see anything happening other than Punk just winning and then a show of respect.

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  • Cannon
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    That could happen but they don't need to do that. Darby can lose clean to someone like Punk and still come out of this looking better - if they do it right.

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  • Powder
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    My guess is that the match will be really good, but there will be some Dusty finish where Punk's first true feud opponent will run in to attack Punk causing the match to be a DQ.

    That way Darby is protected by not taking the loss, because Punk is NOT losing his first match in 7 years.

    Some possibilities for the run in guy:
    Andrade
    Malakai Black
    Sammy Guevara
    MJF
    OR....
    Daniel Bryan

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  • King Kong Sundae
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    I think he can get a lot out of it and that he is still their best chance to make someone a bigger deal than they were coming in

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  • Prime Time
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    So what do you think Darby can get out of this thing with Punk? What'd the best case scenario, I guess I'm asking.

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  • Team Farrell
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    Darby is a guy they're being really smart and patient with.

    They aren't putting him on TV unless they have a reason, and just having him work cold matches isn't a reason. I think this program with Starks is probably on the backburner until they get a little closer to Full Gear.

    But it really does make him special when he actually shows up because you only get to see him sometimes. When you have the World Heavyweight Champion look down the camera and ask you to come be his partner, theoretically that's high praise. Plus, Team Taz constantly bringing him up not only keeps him in your mind, but reminds you that he must be important if they're talking about him when he hasn't been there for w few weeks.

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    Last edited by Team Farrell; 09-24-2020, 01:04 PM.

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  • The Cook
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    He's been on and off TV quite a bit over the last few months. He didn't appear for about 4 weeks after Double or Nothing, and now hasn't appeared since All Out. I wouldn't say he's lost momentum as when he appears you can comfortably imagine a loud pop if there was a crowd, but with him only being there sporadically he just doesn't get mentioned as much. At least that's how I see it

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  • Prime Time
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    Maybe it's just the distance I'm at nowadays but it seems as if he's lost his momentum, for whatever reason. There just doesn't seem to be the same buzz there now.

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  • Prime Time
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    My guess is that you're in the minority of seeing him as just another guy, based on all I'm hearing - even from people who don't gush about everything AEW does, there's more good words about him than almost anyone else.

    The limited amount I've seen is not enough to judge. I will say from pictures I've seen I don't think he's too small but you can't really go any smaller.

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  • Powder
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    Completely agree, and I am not saying that he needs to be bigger, but I compare him to MJF. MJF forces you to remember him. He, as I said, jumps out of your TV at you. Darby is a painted face, and a 'daredevil' in a company filled with daredevil type of wrestlers.

    The Young Bucks, Scorpio Sky, The Best Friends, Sammy G, OC, Page, Private Party, Jungle Boy, Lucha, and somewhat Omega, and more all do what Allin does, so he does not stand out. If he was the only one to be that high flying athletic guy, then he would stand out. But he is just another guy that can do what everyone else does.

    His gimmick, is also not that original, but that is ok, he just needs to make it his own. Again I go back to MJF, he is taking Ric Flair's 1980's gimmick and spinning it into his own. Allin just is painting his face and diving off the top rope and skateboarding.

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  • mizfan
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    To each their own, but worth remembering that Benoit and HBK were in an era where guys were often 300-400 lbs, which we just don't see anymore. Moxley is what, 220? 225? Jericho, Cody, Omega all in the same range.

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  • Powder
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    Maybe I am just jaded, or biased towards wrestler that are bigger, but he is just there. I am not saying he is small for the real world. 5'11" and 185lbs and he is in shape, but in the world of wrestling, he looks tiny.

    I look at HBK, or Benoit, or guys that were considered smaller, but they were all somewhere between 210-225lbs, which is substantially larger.

    So in my opinion, he can be charasmatic, or athletic, etc, but he is not making me remember him. Now in AEW there have been guys that I have never seen before, and they all have made me remember them.

    MJF jumps out of your TV at you.
    Lance Archer same
    Hangman Page
    Luchasaurus - but for the wrong reasons
    Orange Cassidy - because of how different he is
    Scorpio Sky - athleticism galore.

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  • mizfan
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    Darby's one of my favorite guys going today and I think a lot of AEW's best matches so far have involved him. There's something really special about him in my opinion, the way he moves isn't quite like any other wrestler I've seen. The way he just throws himself into everything he does, physically and mentally, is incredible. Big charisma, love the black and white video promos he does, crowd loves him. Dude could go far if he doesn't fall to injury, in my opinion.

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  • Prime Time
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    To be honest, that's the first time I've seen anyone suggest he's made no impact. While I don't imagine it's spread remotely beyond their audience he seems to be one of the most popular - and well-spoken of - all the AEW younger talents.

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  • Powder
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    I really hope that I am wrong then. Truly.

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