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Darren Young on his WWE release being tough

Darren Young

Former WWE Superstar Darren Young recently had an interview with ESPN where he talked about his WWE try out, his career in the company and more.

While talking about his release last year, Young said that it was tough for him as he was released by the company in late October, right before his birthday in November:

“When I was a guest at the Clipper game, and then getting released 24 hours later, it was a little rough for me. A bit of a tough pill to swallow. I didn’t know why the release had happened. What was even rougher was that the release came right before my birthday on Nov. 2. I never even received the usual birthday message, so I was a little hurt by everything.”

Continuing on the topic, Darren recalled how he had to pay money from his own pocket just to be a part of the WWE tryouts back in 2009, after which he signed a deal with the company in 2010:

“I had to pay to try out in 2009, I paid $2,000 out of my own pocket just to try out. It was my last resort. I had the door shut in my face so many times with WWE, but I was consistent. Without commitment, you’ll never start, but most importantly, without consistency, you’ll never finish.”

Apart from this Darren Young also talked about how he hopes to continue his relationship with WWE as an LGBTQ ambassador and more.

  • CC

    I feel sorry for him, but to say he has no idea why the release happened is silly. The guy just never got over, as a single competitor, and even with Titus, he hardly set the world on fire. How many more times could he get pushed and end up nowhere? Personally I feel he got to keep his contract as long as he did was due to him coming out, and WWE using him as a way to get over accusations of homophobia against them, by using him as a token.
    The guy had a great look, was good in the ring but just lacked that it factor sadly.

    He is still young (no pun intended) and could get another chance down the line.

  • MindTricked

    Dang, I’d forgotten he’d been released. I was just wondering (like, two weeks ago) when the last time he was on TV.

  • oppa

    I don’t wish a job loss on anyone.