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Report: AEW Was Concerned Darby Allin Re-Broke His Nose At Double Or Nothing

It sounds like Darby Allin gave a few people quite the scare on Sunday night.

Allin returned to the ring at AEW Double Or Nothing to compete for Team AEW in the Anarchy In The Arena match. The appearance was noteworthy since Allin had been sidelined due to a broken foot, and he broke his nose after getting hit by a bus last month.

Allin wore a mask during the match, but the opposition pulled it off and soon targeted his face. At one point, Allin was hanging upside-down and he got superkicked in the face with sneakers covered in thumbtacks.

During the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio (via F4WOnline.com), Bryan Alvarez reported that there was some concern that Allin might have re-broken his nose. However, it was noted that Allin apparently had an MRI done after the show, and his nose was OK.

Alvarez noted how Darby Allin could be seen limping to the ring, and imagined his foot was still in bad shape. Additionally, he noted the potential danger of blood rushing to Allin’s head while hanging upside-down, but said he “got a clean bill of health.”

“…my nose was like Jello”

WrestleZone Managing Editor Bill Pritchard spoke with Darby Allin ahead of AEW Double Or Nothing. Allin said he was cleared for the match, but still not feeling 100 percent. He also shared how badly his nose was damaged after the bus accident.

“My foot is still so swollen. My nose still feels like insane,” Allin explained. “For a while, [doctors] told me that my nose was like Jello. If you touch it [in the wrong spot], it will just explode.”

Darby Allin also told WrestleZone that he nominated himself for the match when he found out about Kingston’s injury in the middle of a cross-country road trip.

“I said I will do anything to see if I can get cleared. But right then and there, I just start driving back to Seattle because Dynamite was happening that Wednesday. So I do a 12 hour drive to Seattle. [I’m] so tired, trying to get clearance as I’m heading there,” Allin explained. “Literally, I’m in a boot, a walking boot, as I’m driving still. Me taking the walking boot off as soon as I get to the building was the first time I’d taken the boot off since the injury. I put my foot in a shoe for the first time and it was like, ‘Whoa! Alright, let’s see what happens.’ And I literally got clearance right before that Dynamite.”

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