The wrestling world will never be the same again. WWE superstar Darren Young came out of the closet during an on-the-spot interview with a TMZ videographer at LAX airport. The videographer stopped Young at baggage claim and asked him if he thought a gay wrestler would ever come out of the closet.
“Absolutely,” Young laughed. “Look at me. I’m a WWE Superstar and, to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay, and I’m happy. Very happy.”
Young, 33, told the stunned videographer that his sexuality shouldn’t matter.
“I guess if you want to call it ‘coming out,’ I really don’t know what to say it is,” he said. “I’m just letting you know that I’m happy [with] who I am, I’m comfortable with myself, and I’m happy to be living the dream … Some people might not like it. Some people will like it. I’m here to please myself. I’m here to be happy … I’m hoping to make a difference. It’s very important to me to make people understand that someone’s sexual preference shouldn’t really matter. It should be about the person.”
Young is the first openly gay professional wrestler in the sport’s modern history.
WWE representatives clammed up and circled the wagons around their testosterone-fueled sport.
Meanwhile, wrestling fans on blogs and message boards are taking the news hard.
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