Darrell Taylor on Whether He’ll Return to ‘The Challenge’

“The Challenge” multi-time champ and fan-favorite Darrell Taylor lately spoke about his future on the franchise’s common show and “All Stars” spinoffs. Warning: This article incorporates spoilers concerning the episodes of season 3 of “All Stars” now airing on Paramount+.

Darrell did not make it as far on “The Challenge: All Stars” season 3 as he often does, following two back-to-back finals appearances on “All Stars” seasons 1 and a pair of. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly after his elimination in episode 4 of season 3, Darrell was requested whether or not followers would see him again on “The Challenge” sooner or later. “No time quickly for me,” he replied. “I simply opened my gymnasium, so I’ve obtained to concentrate on that proper now. Maybe in a 12 months or so, however at this second, no.”

The four-time champ concluded, “I will not say I’m retired, however simply not proper now.” Darrell additionally obtained into extra element about quitting the heights problem and his intense elimination loss.

Darrell Spoke About What Happened in His Elimination Loss & Said He Couldn’t Walk the Following Day

Darrell opened up about his elimination battle in opposition to Jordan Wiseley, which is able to certainly go down as one of many extra spectacular “Challenge” wins within the show’s historical past. Darrell advised Entertainment Weekly that he did not thoughts going in opposition to Jordan as a result of he did not need to need to face him in a remaining. He stated:

I misplaced as a result of his a** is cussed as hell… Anybody else would’ve been like, ‘F*** it. Go forward, Darrell. It’s over.’ I used to be a few foot away. I solely had about possibly 12 inches or so to complete the factor. But he was so cussed and he wouldn’t surrender.

Darrell defined that his legs had been “shot” and he’d by no means felt that earlier than. He shared that he began feeling it throughout the first quarter-hour however then it obtained progressively worse each time he moved. He stated he did not know if it was simply cramping or lactic acid buildup however he began considering he had blood clots. At the hospital, he stated he obtained IVs and photographs and “muscle stuff” to handle the ache.

“I used to be simply in a lot ache,” he stated. “I could not stroll the following day. I might get these spasms the place they’d shoot by way of my quads and they might go limp. It was bizarre.” He additionally stated, “I’ve by no means been in ache like that earlier than. I used to be extra afraid of, I’m by no means going to have the ability to stroll once more. I used to be considering the worst-case situation. I assumed they had been going to need to amputate my legs or one thing. They really put me in a wheelchair. But for a number of days I may barely stroll. It was fairly dangerous.”

Darrell Also Opened Up About Quitting the Heights Challenge Earlier That Episode

Darrell additionally opened as much as the publication about what obtained him within the area within the first place, which was a stunning give up throughout the problem. Darrell has made it no secret that he would not like heights challenges however this was the primary one which induced the in any other case sturdy competitor to again out.

He stated he “obtained in his personal head” as a result of there had been a variety of hypothesis in the home that the following problem can be a heights problem. “I used to be most likely defeated earlier than I even went on the market, truthfully,” he defined. The “Road Rules: Campus Crawl” alum stated he was on the platform for some time earlier than formally quitting. “I attempted to stroll, and my legs simply do not transfer,” he stated.

Surprisingly, Darrell shared that TJ Lavin was “fairly supportive,” though the host is well-known for his disdain of quitters. “He was attempting to assist me out,” Darrell defined. “He’s like, ‘You’re protected, man. You’re not going to die.'”


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