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5. Darren Young Reveals Which WWE Star Called Him Gay Before He Even Came Out, Reveals His Mother Is Gay Too

During a recent appearance on X-Pac 12360 podcast, WWE wrestler Darren Young revealed some interesting stories. Below are the highlights:

Young reveals that his mother is also gay:

“I was brought up to thinking that gay was bad. A lot of people don’t know but my Mom is actually gay. This is the first time I’m saying this to you our any podcast. This is something I was going to save for my YouTube, but yeah, my Mom’s actually gay. And she’s been gay for a long time my parents live together you know financially they’re best friends and financially just good for them to stay together you know they’re friends… But I knew my Mom was gay and I was always that type of guy that kind of looked down upon it like an idiot. I’d look down upon it or I’d be around my friends and they’d say, ‘oh that’s gay.’ I’d be like, ‘oh yeah yeah.’ I’d jump on board like an idiot man. Now never again.”

On who called him gay before he even came out:

“When I first came up on the roster I had I had hair like Enzo Amore kind of it was spiky and stuff like that. So, Mark Henry, you know how he is. He’s just sitting there in the locker and he’s like, and this is a couple months on the road and he’s like,”Boy” and he’s long winded. “Boy why you got your hair like that?” Again I can say this story because he’s going to be putting this in his book so I told him, “Hey when I have an opportunity to tell this story I’m going to tell it because I don’t want to at first offend him but he’s okay with it so again he’s sitting there, “Boy why you got your hair like that?” I said, “Mark (biting my nails) Mark I’m just trying to be different. I’m just trying to stand out.” “Well you know it makes you look gay.” And this was before I came out so I’m just stuttering like I am now. Mark, I’m just trying to be different man you know.

Fast-forward to when I like came out. The morning I came out he called me, this was in LA at the hotel, he called me and said, “Come down to the green room.” This was during SummerSlam… I went down to the green room and he gave me the biggest hug and he was like, “Man how come you didn’t tell me?” I was like, “Mark I didn’t tell nobody. You know how hard it is for me.” And Mark said you know in his book when he writes a book… one of the chapters is going to be about me and the caption is going to be, Insert foot in mouth.”

On coming up with the storyline of having Bob Backlund as his coach:

“Well the reason why I came up with this idea was you know tag-teams don’t last forever so once I was done teaming with Titus O’Neil I was kind of down and out and I kind of needed a life coach to kind of pick me up so I kind of took the idea from Mike Tyson and his former trainer Cus (D’Amato), so like they had an unusual relationship and Mike Tyson was you know locked in on Cus so I said why not bring Bob Backlund because we’ve done a lot of speaking engagements together before hand. I said I want to bring Bob back as my life coach and I went to Vince McMahon with visuals and I had it written out and Vince McMahon bought into it he enjoyed it. This was my idea.”

        
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