Former WWE star Darren Young, real name Fred Rosser, recently appeared on the “With Spandex” podcast to discuss Finn Balor’s WrestleMania 34 entrance, and during the interview the LGBT community member admitted it was devastating to him that he was not invited to take part in the entrance in New Orleans.
“Finn Bálor is one of my favorite guys,” Rosser said, via Uproxx. “Him, Sonya Deville — I remember watching her in NXT. I’ve seen her at the Performance Center. She showed me so much love. Finn showed me so much love. So to see those guys represent the LGBT community meant the world to me.
“But I’ll be honest with you, man,” he continued. “When I got released, I was okay with it, but when I’m seeing them do that [LGBT] representation, I was devastated, because I wasn’t invited. I would’ve loved to have been invited just to see that we’re making moves, but I wasn’t invited to something that I begged and pleaded to embrace.”
Young also admitted that his frustration came from prior attempts on his part, when he was working for WWE, to do something to acknowledge and support the LGBT community when WrestleMania was in Orlando, and to honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
“WrestleMania, it was in Orlando [last year]and I had asked were we doing anything of the LGBT community? Were we doing anything for Pulse? And nothing.”