By Perry Lefko

One of the biggest stars on the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) NXT card at the Barrie Molson Centre on Feb. 25 was one of the referees.

Darryl Sharma, a former pro wrestler who performed under the name Hornet, received a hearty welcome from the crowd, many of whom had followed his career.

Sharma had wrestled around the world and became a coach at Battle Arts Academy in Mississauga. He received various “Hornet” cheers throughout the card and, at the end of the final match of the night, stood up on the ropes as the entire crowd revved up the “Hornet” cheer.