Darren Young speaks out about getting released from WWE Submitted by Aaron Rift on 03/09/2018 at 07:59 PM
Darren Young recently did an interview with ESPN.com and here are a few highlights...
On getting released from WWE: ďIíd been doing so much PR work since Iíve been signed, I was one of WWEís main guys that always did PR work. 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 didnít 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.Ē
On his WWE future and how he wants to be remembered: ďNothing lasts forever, and Iíve had a wonderful career with WWE. I hope to continue my relationship with WWE as an LGBTQ ambassador or a talent scout. Michael Jordan canít play basketball forever, and I canít wrestle forever. So Iíve enjoyed my time from 2009 to 2017. I want to be remembered as a good human being who was the first in an industry to pave the way for LGBTQ athletes in wrestling and beyond to come out and live an honest and authentic life. Being the first openly gay wrestler [in WWE], Iíve been able to encourage and inspire wrestling fans all over their world to chase their dreams. Iíve been able to show other LGBTQ athletes that they have a duty to instill confidence in the youth and lead by example. Being a wrestler is a great. Itís something Iíve always wanted to do. But my calling is to help educate, motivate and inspire others to be their true, authentic self. I want to be remembered as someone whoíd go to battle for you. I always say in my speaking engagements, if you donít have anyone in your family that supports you, be a part of my family. Thatís my calling going forward.Ē