Back before he left WWE, CM Punk was praised by the internet wrestling community for being the guy backstage that provided the voice for the lower card performers. Darren Young confirmed that status during a recent interview. Young stated that when he first came out, Punk hugged him in front of everyone in catering and told him how proud he was. The former world heavyweight champion also told Young that he had his back against critics.
May 31, 2015
The feeling right now is that Darren Young feels especially confident about his job security with WWE. That is said to be the reason why he is more than ever willing to speak out when the company does something that might not necessarily have gays and lesbians in mind. In addition to knowing that the company is hesitant to fire him over such actions, Young also knows that it is increasing his value with the homosexual community.
March 3, 2015
Another controversy could be looming between Darren Young and WWE. He refuses to fall in line with the company in supporting Floyd Mayweather for his huge upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao. Young stated that he is supporting Pacquiao because Mayweather does not support in homosexuality, which is something that has been said throughout the years about the boxer. Young recently lashed out publicly against the company over social media.
February 23, 2015
While a lot of fans are siding with Darren Young and being upset with WWE for continuing to do shows in Abu Dhabi, a country that does not accept homosexuality, the company still intends on going there frequently. Their live events only drew around 4500 fans each night, but since the country is very wealthy, they were able to charge extremely high prices for the tickets. Plus, the local government is very generous with the company.
February 20, 2015
If you watched Monday Night Raw this week, you would already know that Darren Young reformed his Prime Time Player team with Titus O'Neil. It is being said that WWE is giving him a push because they want to show the outside world that they are supportive of gays and lesbians. Young had already been working live events for the last two months, but they never used him on television until he publicly criticized the company last week.
February 18, 2015
There was some confusion from the internet wrestling community during a particular segment of Monday Night Raw last night. Darren Young brought out a mystery partner, which left fans wondering about his identity. WWE purposely did not provide a name because he was just a filler for the evening. The real reason for the segment was to bring Young and Titus O'Neil back together. That was the official reunion of the Prime Time Players.
February 18, 2015
Publicly, WWE is showing support for Darren Young. They even released an official statement saying so. Privately, though, the company is said to be rather upset with the performer. Management feels that Young brought a lot of negative attention because it now seems that they do not support gays and lesbians, something that the company has long been an advocate of. The bright side for Young is that they will not publicly punish him out of fear.
February 12, 2015
From the moment that he decided to go public about his sexuality, Darren Young has largely avoided controversy. That all changed this week. Through his social media account, Young stated that he was disappointed that WWE would do shows in the United Arab Emirates, a place that does not accept homosexuality. His comments were picked up rather quickly by fans and the media, with a lot of people being critical of the company.
February 11, 2015