Darren Young had a rough time in WWE and was released from the company nearly three years ago. Young’s WWE career didn’t have much noteworthy, and he was eventually let go after staying away from WWE TV for months.
Young has appeared on the independent scene post his release and recently spoke on The Lewis Nicholls Show. Young revealed that Vince McMahon once told him: “nervous people don’t draw money”. Vince was also a big fan of Young’s physique and asked him about his Yoga.
Young went on to add that the people surrounding Vince aren’t supportive of wrestlers coming up with ideas, as they want to be the ones who throw ideas to Vince. Young said that his partnership with former champion Bob Backlund was his own idea and Vince immediately liked it.
“It’s just unfortunate that the people who work under Vince McMahon didn’t have my back and they had their own agenda because it wasn’t their idea and if it was their idea then it would have been over even more. They would have got the machine behind it even more if it was their idea.”
“It was me, myself, and I’d idea and Vince loved it and we had so much fun.”
Young began this partnership with Backlund in 2016 until his release and had a small push for a while after facing The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship.
Young adopted the Chickenwing Crossface submission maneuver from his mentor Backlund but was eventually forced to drop the finisher.
Young revealed that Triple H asked him to stop using that move, as it was highly dangerous. Later, it was revealed that the company was saving this maneuver for Asuka.
Young was highly disappointed after finding this out and said that he felt cheated by the backstage officials. Young joined the company in 2010 as part of the Nexus and left in late 2017.