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WWE Superstar comes out as the first openly gay wrestler in the WWE

Darren Young has officially came out as gay, to TMZ of all places…

Darren was leaving LAX (for SummerSlam) as he was approached by the TMZ cameraman who asked;

Do you think a gay wrestler can be successful in the WWE?

Darren said:

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.

You can see the full video below:

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Credit: TMZ

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31 Responses

  1. uhh..... says:


  2. Scoop says:

    Good on him.
    Let’s hope it isn’t turned into some sort of seedy storyline now.

  3. Chris says:

    I doubt he would have come out like that unless WWE already knew. It was probably an open secret within the company and if nobody backstage has had a problem with it, they’ve decided to let the public know. Its good that its not a huge announcement and hes just come out and said it as an answer to a question. Being gay should not be a big thing to announce

  4. Scott II says:

    Agreed Chris, but in this day and age, there are those who think being gay is the worst thing someone can do, and will do what they can to make gays feel shame.

  5. good says:

    good for him, sad that this is even news though

  6. dave says:

    It’s news because, like I think you’re implying, the sad fact is many gay people are made to feel like second class citizens and if by this news breaking it inspires others and breaks down a few needless barriers, then so be it. All the better.

  7. jim says:

    Wwe should capitalize on this

  8. Nick A says:

    Wow, the original title of this was way off base. Plenty of openly gay wrestlers have been working for years (from Kanyon to Spider-Baby), but the corrected headline is apparently the case: he’s the first out gay wrestler in WWE.

  9. ken says:

    he had to have told everybody, and obv theres no problem with it, especially when titus was told to tag with him, and titus is A-OK with it

  10. JD Storm says:

    of all wrestlers, D. Young was one of the last i would’ve suspected as gay. glad he can feel comfortable enough to come out.

    seeing how easily he appeared to come out, i have to ask if this is showing a change in the mentality of the business. 10 years ago, i don’t know if anyone would be so willing to admit to this, while being an active wrestler.

  11. Shockmaster Suplex says:

    Congratulations to Darren Young on announcing his sexuality to the unwashed masses, remember the gimmicks of Orlando Jordan & Bruce (Allan Funk)?

  12. cas says:

    I hope it doesn’t ruin him or they blow it up to some ridiculous gimmick of him confessing to titus and becoming a stalker of men…. don’t care that he is gay, i’m sure he has a few dudes in the locker room he can connect with. kid has talent, hate to see him get black listed for his preference

  13. ~J* says:

    que the rico constantino music somebody get billy and chuck on the phone pat patterson is gitty vince is breaking out the pink tights congrats D Young!!!!!

  14. cold says:

    right @ ~J*
    its no secret that patterson is gay, the commentators use to make jokes about this.

  15. Ryno says:

    Now the other 50% of WWE’s active roster can follow suit…
    You are kidding yourself if you think that these men and women aren’t a little gay… they grab each other by the crotch every week…
    It won’t be made into a story, WWE is still PG. and last I checked, gay is not PG. so…. yeah. good luck in ur future endeavors

  16. Isdr says:

    This guy has been gay since before the WWE. Everyone knew he was gay if you had more than a 10 minute conversation with him. Look up ‘THE SOUTH BEACH PARTY BOYZ’ from FCW to see the gimmick Dusty gave him as a rib until they realized he was actually gay and it was offensive and creative was told to atop making fun of gay people.

  17. raven12516 says:

    Not my favorite wrestler by all means, but gotta respect him for this.

  18. Shane says:

    Are you kidding me? Gay is not PG?

  19. art123guy says:

    Soooooo, of all the WWE wrestlers TMZ could ask this question to, they just happened to pick one that is gay. Seems like it was set up to me. I don’t care if he is gay or not, it makes no difference to me, I’m just saying someone in the WWE offices MIGHT have said something to someone who told someone, who told TMZ about him being gay.

  20. Mr. Black says:

    Good for Darren Young. 10 years from now, someone coming out in the entertainment or sports world won’t even be noteworthy. Darren is simply making it easier for other wrestlers to be true to who they are. My only hope is that the WWE will be classy with this and he’s able to maintain his current gimmick and will not give Darren some ridiculous, flamboyant persona.

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