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WWE's Fault with Darren Young.

Rating: 7 votes, 2.14 average.
Darren Young is one half of the Prime Time Players, a heal tag team that would do the job every week. Then one day from the airport from TMZ, Darren Young announced that he was a homosexual. Then everything changed. The entire tag team turned face. Fine. Darren Young's fist singles victory was against Antonio Cesaro. That is where I cross the line. I felt like WWE has really treated this the wrong way. Now sure if you want to acknowledge the homosexual announcement then fine. But why, pray tell, is he going over a man who recently put on a five star match with Daniel Bryan not too long ago? Darren Young isn't even the most charismatic on the tag team. Titus O'neil as the most potential that has yet to be unlocked. Darren Young is a respectable in-ring worker but by no means in the class of Cesaro. How he can go over him just because he made an announcement is beyond me. Just why? WWE has given him a reward for his bravery when in all actuality people coming out of the closet shouldn't be that breaking anymore. Like honestly, why should a man be given a face push just because he has come out of the closet? Is that the requirements for success in the WWE these days? Because if it is, Curtis Axel better come out now and spill the beans. WWE has made Darren Young's situation like he won some sort of award and should get some incentive for it. Young and the PTP should have been given a push for the Tag Titles back when Kofi and R Truth were the tag champs. But they squandered the potential of a young team. But giving Darren Young a pinfall victory over cesaro of all people is beyond me.

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  1. RobVelcoff's Avatar
    I liked the PTP back when Abraham Washington was their manager, and when he was fired it didn't change my opinion of the team. I felt they deserved the titles awhile back. They are one of several teams in the mix for the titles, along with the Usos, the Real Americans, Tons of Funk, 3MB, the soon-to-be-coming Matadors, etc. The Shield needed a new face team to challenge for the tag team titles, the Usos had their chance and someone else was needed, so the PTP were chosen. It's not a pro-gay conspiracy, it's just the next face team to challenge (and probably lose to) the champs. Other heal teams have to job to the new face team, to push the new face team into title contention. So the Real Americans jobbed to the PTP, both in singles competition and tag team competition. At this point in his career, Cesaro is just one half of a heal tag team, nothing more. I like Cesaro, and he has great potential, but right now he's just half of a heal tag team (who happens to be a great worker). I don't see the PTP push as having anything to do with Young being gay. A new face team was needed, the PTP are over with the fans, so they made them faces. No conspiracy theory needed. And while I think Young is solid, I think great things are in the future for O'Neil. He's a very good talker when given the chance, and he has a terrific look to him. And Vince likes the big guys. Despite the sexual orientation issue, he'll go much farther than Young in the future.
  2. baby-boi's Avatar
    Its called "being PC"...

    After the announcement and press, they had to change PTP.

    1)Keeping them heel wouldn't have gone over well with audience since, in the public eye, Darrin was doing something "noble". They couldn't, realistically,been able to boo his character.

    2)Look for PTP to win a few matches for the time being. Had WWe made PTP suffer a series of losses(how PTP were doing before the "coming out") people would have felt that they were only doing that to bury Young's career.
  3. Stihltygre's Avatar
    OK so the argument "Darren Young is gay is not reason enough for a push" is actually (from a business perspective False. With WWE doing it's "Be a Star" campaign, and with Homosexuality being one of the most pervasive reasons for bullying and usually some of the most sever ( very few other reasons for bullying have ended up in as many deaths) Darren Young being pushed as a face makes excellent business sense. By making him a more prominent person o the roster it bolsters what ever work he does for the campaign. In my personal opinion ( no need to agree with me) i think the WWE is actually handling this well. not making it a big deal/ story line, let it be out there so when it comes time to give talks he can freely talk about it to the people who need to hear what he has to say. Now they need to make him someone people WANT to listen to... so a push and a face turn. Ceasaro in my opinion is good, but people have been acting like he's a wrestling god, his mic work is weak, but he can go in the ring, he comes across as powerful and intimidating, but not unstoppable. he's a great mid card "beat me to get credibility" heel. Just like swagger. both of the members of PTP do good mic work, Young's work in the ring is simplistic but believable, O'Neil i think has a bit more ring chops but it feels liek he can't get out fo his own way at times ( and i HATE the bark)... i think they are doing this right but as i said it's just my opinion and for this one you can ignore my sig
  4. hiphopjunkie's Avatar
    OH MY GOD are we still talking about this? Y'all act like he became the WWE champion. People get pushed for all kinds of reasons. Why do you think a Khali or Del Rio are around? They are appealing to certain markets. The ONLY reason a guy like Zack Gowen was in the WWE was because he had one leg. Hell, one of Cenas initial pushes happened because he did a funny Vanilla Ice impersonation for halloween.
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