Darryl Sharma (September 30, 1984) is a Canadian professional wrestler of Indo-Fijian ancestry. Under the ring name Hornet, he has wrestled across Canada, USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Ireland, England, Japan, and India. Sharma is a professional wrestling coach at former WWE Superstar Santino Marella's Battle Arts Academy, where he also trains in mixed martial arts. In November 2016, it was announced that he had signed to WWE as a referee.
Sharma spent time in India, serving as the professional wrestling coach at The Great Khali's CWE Academy.
Professional Wrestling Career
Sharma has previously wrestled for notable promotions including Dragon Gate (Japan), All-Star Wrestling (UK), Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (Mexico), Asistencia Asesoría y Administración(Mexico), Ring of Honor (USA), Chikara (USA), and All Pro Wrestling (USA). 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 June 14, 2014 Sharma made his first WWE appearance as one of Adam Rose's Rosebuds in the Exotic Express. On May 18, 2015 he was named Toronto's Athlete of the Week.
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.