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Darryl Sharma

Darryl Sharma

Darryl Sharma (born September 30, 1984) is a Canadian professional wrestling referee and former professional wrestler, of Indo-Fijian ancestry, who is currently signed to WWE as a referee on its developmental territory NXT. [3] Under the ring name Hornet, he has wrestled across Canada, USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Ireland, England, Japan, and India. Sharma is also a professional wrestling coach at Santino Marella's Battle Arts Academy, where he also trains in mixed martial arts. [8]

Sharma spent time in India, serving as the professional wrestling coach at The Great Khali's CWE Academy. [9]

Darryl Sharma
Born(1984-09-30)September 30, 1984(age 33)Toronto, Ontario, Canada[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Hornet Darryl Sharma
Billed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[8]
Billed weight202 lb (92 kg)[8]
Trained byEl Fuego[2]Negro Casas[2]Phil Latio[2]Notorious T.I.D.[2]
DebutJanuary 2002[2]
RetiredNovember 2016[2]

Early life

Sharma was born on September 30, 1984, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

He trained under El Fuego, Negro Casas, Phil Latio, Notorious T.I.D., Yuki Ishikawa and Ricky Marvin.

Professional wrestling career

Early career

Sharma has previously wrestled for notable promotions including Dragon Gate (Japan), All-Star Wrestling (UK), Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (Mexico), AAA (Mexico), Ring of Honor (USA), Chikara (USA), and All Pro Wrestling (USA). [10] Sharma received several music awards while in school, and continues to play guitar and sing at bars around the city of Toronto where he lives. After returning home from a Japanese wrestling tour in 2007, Sharma opened up Hornet Construction. The company was originally a renovation company meant to give Sharma something to do in between tours. The company now builds million dollar homes in the Greater Toronto Area. On May 18, 2015 he was named Toronto's Athlete of the Week. [11]

WWE (2014; 2016–present)

On June 14, 2014 Sharma made his first WWE appearance as one of Adam Rose's Rosebuds in the Exotic Express. In November 2016, it was announced that he had signed to WWE as a referee for their developmental territory NXT. [3]

In July 2017, Sharma was seen officiating matches in the Mae Young Classic, which began airing on August 28, 2017.

Personal life

Sharma is an animal-lover, especially reptiles.

He used to volunteer at a reptile zoo where he handled exotic animals.

He owns several snakes and a tegu.


In wrestling

  • **Managers ** Amy Victory [4]

Championships and accomplishments

  • Empire State Wrestling ESW Tag Team Championship − with Ash (1 time) [5]

  • **Pro Wrestling Illustrated ** Ranked No. 437 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2016 [6]

  • Powerslam Wrestling PW Heavyweight Championship (1 time) [7]


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