Darren Young On Bret Hart As A Mentor, Coming Out & More


Darren Young and his mother were recently guests on “X-Pac 12 360”. During the interview, he discussed Bret Hart helping him out, coming out of the closet, his WWE future and more. Here are the highlights:

On Jack Swagger Transitioning To MMA:

I’ve been in the ring with him several times, he’s a horse and I say it all the time, he’s a horse. When you get hit by him you get rocked, not in a bad way but you get rocked. He’s got a long reach, his reach is long and I told him that to his face, I said I can’t wait to see you fight because you’re reach is so freaking long.

On Bret Hart Helping Him & His WWE Future:

Well this past year it’s been a little bit over a year since I’ve been released. I’ve been doing a lot more speaking engagements and a little bit of wrestling. Bret [Hart] was a big help, kinda helping me get with a reputable promoters to work with so it was a very limited schedule….I am 35 I still have a lot left in the tank but if I can be more of an ambassador with the company with there Be A Star campaign I am okay with that because I want to be able to contribute because they are still my family. I was able to go backstage recently, hang out with some of the guys.

On Coming Out:

Darren Young’s Mom: I came out to my son, I guess I must have been 27/28 and I came out to him and he said ‘Well mom I don’t care as long as you’re happy I still love you’ and I said ‘Oh. Okay.’ I walked into my room, shut the door and I thought ‘Damn, that was easy.’

Darren Young: My mom came out first, I was fearful as a kid.I didn’t come out to her until I was 28 because back in the 80s science wasn’t as strong as it is now that a same sex couple could have kids and no one wants to let their mom down. She was so supportive….

You can listen to the full episode of X-Pac 1 2 360 below:

Credit: X-Pac 1 2 360. H/T Wrestlezone.

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