Rob Van Dam Offers High Praise For AEW Star Darby Allin

Rob Van Dam thinks highly of Darby Allin.

During the latest installment of his “1 Of A Kind” podcast, the WWE Hall of Fame legend compared the fan-favorite AEW performer to former ECW Original Spike Dudley.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the show where he touches on this topic with his thoughts.

On Darby Allin: “He’s one of those guys I have to assume that he loves the business, because I see him beat the f*** out of his body. It takes a lot of heart to do what I’ve seen him do. Some of the stuff I’ve seen … do not seem safe by any stretch of the imagination. Either some of that stuff is completely reckless and dangerous, or they’re working [RVD’s style].”

On comparing Allin to Spike Dudley: “A newer 2024 version [of Spike]. If you look him up and you look at his highlight reel, everyone used to love picking him up for a chokeslam over the rope and throwing him to the floor.”

Check out the complete episode of the show at H/T to for transcribing the above quotes.