Darren Young was one of WWE’s most liked rookies after his main roster breakout in 2010 (as part of Nexus). A former one-time WWE Tag Team Champion with Titus O’Neil as Prime Time Players, Young had quite the physique and look of a promising Superstar.
Young’s character soon died its death and Bobby Backlund‘s “Make Darren Young Great Again” didn’t prove to be much of a lifesaver either.
During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, the ex-Superstar reflected on his WWE release and opened up about his upcoming plans.
Triple H Made Him Cry Backstage:
“It’s unfortunate that someone didn’t have my back because when I was having my last feud with The Miz, I was told I couldn’t use the crossface chicken wing because it was a dangerous hold. Legit. I said I know what I’m doing, I’m not going to kill anyone. Fast forward and I found out the move was being saved for Asuka. The Miz pointed that out to me in the locker room weeks later and I was like ‘I f*cking knew it!’ It broke my heart. I’ve got pictures of him on my wall in my childhood room. It broke my heart. I cried like a baby backstage and he came over and was like ‘Darren, why are you crying?’”
On Being Called “Black John Cena”:
“Well I wish I made black John Cena type money. I think I have that All-American chin like him.”
On Wanting To Sign With AEW:
“I’ve been trying to get into AEW. I feel like I still have a lot left in the tank. I contacted Cody Rhodes’ wife Brandi. I’ve also contacted Ring Of Honor. I still want to be able to represent and contribute in the wrestling world because I’m still a diehard fan, I still have a lot left in the tank. I’m 35 years old and I feel so alive. Hopefully with this interview people can spread the word about me wanting to get into AEW or ROH or New Japan.”