WWE wrestler Darren Young announced he was gay in a video released by TMZ on Thursday. Young was being interviewed by a TMZ cameraman at the airport and was asked if he thought a gay wrestler could be successful in the WWE. Young replied by saying:
“Absolutely. 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.”
WWE has since released a statement on their website supporting Young's decision to come out.
"On TMZ this morning, WWE Superstar Darren Young revealed to the WWE Universe that he is gay. WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar. Today, in fact, Darren will be participating in one of our Be A STAR anti-bullying rallies in Los Angeles to teach children how to create positive environments for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation."
Check out the TMZ video below.