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Darren Young On Triple H Making Him Cry Backstage, Being Hurt By Finn Balor's WrestleMania 34 Entrance

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Entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet recently spoke with former WWE Superstar Darren Youngin Los Angeles. You can see the full interview above. Chris also sent us the following highlights from the interview.

Young was released from WWE on October 29, 2017, and he said that whole year really broke him. Young revealed that WWE's Mark Carrano called him about the release, just one day after he was doing a promotional appearance with Enzo Amore and The Miz.

"I'm going to be honest with you 2017 broke me, 2018 really opened my eyes and in 2019 I've just been making moves," Young said. "Taking acting class, getting those reps in out here in LA. I've been out here almost 2 years now. When I got released, nothing last forever. It was a little weird how I got released, I was doing media at an LA Clippers game with Enzo and Miz and the next day I got a call from Mark Carrano that I was going to be released. Life goes on."

Young also talked about when Triple H made him cry backstage. Young said he was told he couldn't use the Crossface Chicken Wing because it was a dangerous hold, only to find out it was being saved for Asuka.

"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," Young said. "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?'"

Young, who came out while with WWE, recalled Finn Balor's pro-LGBTQ WrestleMania 34 entrance and said that was the most hurtful part about being released.

"I'll be honest with you, the release wasn't that hurtful it was more hurtful at last year's WrestleMania seeing Finn Balor in the opening match and the LGBTQ colors were embraced under his umbrella," Young said. "I love Finn, I love Finn to death but I was like 'Man, you just released me a few months ago. Give a dog a bone. Let me embrace it.' I want to be able to go out there and show people that being gay comes in all different sizes and shapes. I don't celebrate being gay, I celebrate living my life free from hate and free from judgement."

Young also said Stephanie McMahon and Vince McMahon really embraced him when he came out, telling him everything would be OK.

"It was Stephanie McMahon and Vince McMahon who really embraced me and let me know that everything would be OK," Young said. "Vince genuinely talked to me for 20 minutes about his best friend Pat Patterson being gay. Pat's a great guy. I'm not a bitter wrestler and I'll never be a bitter wrestler. Vince gave me a shot and I'm grateful that he gave me a shot."

What did Young think about being called the "Black John Cena" at times? "Well I wish I made black John Cena type money. I think I have that All-American chin like him," he said.

Young also revealed that he's trying to get signed by All Elite Wrestling.

"I've been trying to get into AEW," he revealed. "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."

https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2019/04/darren-young-on-triple-h-making-him-cry-backstage-653142/

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Wasn't Asuka signed a whole 6 months before he even started the MAGA gimmick?

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"I'll be honest with you, the release wasn't that hurtful it was more hurtful at last year's WrestleMania seeing Finn Balor in the opening match and the LGBTQ colors were embraced under his umbrella," Young said. "I love Finn, I love Finn to death but I was like 'Man, you just released me a few months ago. Give a dog a bone. Let me embrace it.' I want to be able to go out there and show people that being gay comes in all different sizes and shapes. I don't celebrate being gay, I celebrate living my life free from hate and free from judgement."

I'm so confused what he's trying to say right here
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Hopefully with this interview people can spread the word about me wanting to get into AEW or ROH or New Japan.

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30 minutes ago, Puggle said:

Wasn't Asuka signed a whole 6 months before he even started the MAGA gimmick?

I'm so confused what he's trying to say right here
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i guess 'cos being gay in wwe was kinda his thing. he was always known as the gay wwe superstar but never really openly spoke about it in wwe, then at the next mania after his release they had a non-gay come out and embrace the community in ways he most likely wishes he were allowed to do. i get what he means. it doesn't sound like the biggest issue in the world (definitely far from it) but i get where the bitterness comes from

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nvm just remembered he outed someone that was in the closet so i no longer side with him!

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Him still believing he was a bigger deal than he really was. So anyways

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asuka had already been using it for years in the indies anyway but wbk triple h only cares about his nxt babies and treats the rest of the roster like ugly stepchildren. just look at what he did to alicia at evolution ::)

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21 minutes ago, Gavin said:

asuka had already been using it for years in the indies anyway but wbk triple h only cares about his nxt babies and treats the rest of the roster like ugly stepchildren. just look at what he did to alicia at evolution ::)

just being reminded of this makes me so angry omg i fr hate this man so much

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14 minutes ago, shumiley said:

just being reminded of this makes me so angry omg i fr hate this man so much

Everything about Hunter makes me so enraged, like his stupid ego. I hate him beyond belief.

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gays are so dramatic. i'm screaming @ the visual of him bursting into tears over a move while asuka is like O_O

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okay not this making him come across like a big whine bag.

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He's such an annoying f** 

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Not him contacting the head of the AEW women's division.

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On 4/29/2018 at 9:26 PM, Twisted Bliss said:

I mean he really wasn’t that important or memorable most fans would assume he was just a random fan for the occasion. The dramatics though he could have just purchased a ticket.

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A year later and this still applying a mess a kii a cackle.

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4 hours ago, Gavin said:

asuka had already been using it for years in the indies anyway but wbk triple h only cares about his nxt babies and treats the rest of the roster like ugly stepchildren. just look at what he did to alicia at evolution ::)

What he do?

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1 hour ago, Angelic said:

What he do?

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He stepped in front of her to get tv time.

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19 minutes ago, Twisted Bliss said:

He stepped in front of her to get tv time.

Trash.

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I love Darren, he is hot and he is a good role model, lemme spam Brandi with tweets to sign him to AEW real quick

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I don’t really understand why he is being so petty. Wasn’t a fan of the interview. WWE have things changed all the time, and his beef with Fin about Wrestlemania is a joke. As a gay man, he should be happy that Fin did that and it raised awareness, not annoyed that it should have been him doing it. 

Plus, why did he cry about the submission hold? Get back up and come up with something new hun😒

I liked him before reading this 

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There are so many embarrassing things in one interview 

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Him crying over a move that was never going to see the light of day since he never really won matches. I just want to laugh 

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14 hours ago, Don Draper said:

Him still believing he was a bigger deal than he really was. So anyways

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Me wanting to say this from when I first opened this thread but I was afraid a few of ya would punch me in my throat.

the struggle...

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The gif of Dana tapping out to Asuka is SENDING me, ban it :rot: 

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Him trying to get in AEW when they’ve already signed their geigh (a better one at that). 

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2 minutes ago, Josh. said:

Him trying to get in AEW when they’ve already signed their geigh (a better one at that). 

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What I NEVER liked about Darren is that he clearly used the fact of being gay to avoid the pink slip and that's it. I've never seen him care or actively do something for the community. AEW got us awesome representation so he can stay gone 

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