10 BEST AEW Debuts of All Time
In wrestling, there are few moments more thrilling than a shocking debut. The anticipation, surprise and excitement of a new talent on the roster is one of the purest joys a fan can experience. The crowd goes wild, Twitter explodes and every amateur booker on the WrestlePlanet starts salivating about dream matches.
The emergence of AEW has shaken up the entire industry and given performers the chance to work full-time at the highest level somewhere other than WWE. With that said, here are the 10 best AEW debuts so far.
10. DARBY ALLIN
After starting his career in 2015 as Darby Graves, the master of the Coffin Drop gathered momentum as a precocious talent via GCW, World Wrestling Network, AAA and Progress Wrestling over the following years, signing with the newly launched AEW on April 12th, 2019.
Now better known as Darby Allin, his fearless style and unique appearance made him an obvious candidate as a future star of All Elite Wrestling. First revealed on the ‘Road to Fyter Fest’ YouTube series, the enigmatic daredevil addressed the camera with a compelling backstory, cool look and his “memento mori” life philosophy, Allin was instantly captivating, memorable and genuine in a way others spend years trying to cultivate.
At the Fyter Fest PPV itself, he fought to a twenty-minute time limit draw against Cody Rhodes, repeatedly showing both his daredevil style and never give in attitude against one of the biggest names in the company. Darby Allin has gone on to have an AEW TNT Championship run, and is now enjoying a high-profile run as the protégé of wrestling legend, Sting.