WWE superstar Darren Young just dropped a bombshell, telling the world that he’s gay … and no, this isn’t part of the act of wrestling.
Darren was at LAX Wednesday when we asked whether a gay wrestler could succeed in WWE, and Darren laughed, 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. I’m very happy.”
For the record, Darren is now the first openly gay wrestler ever at WWE … and the first headlining wrestler ever to come out while still signed to a major promotion.
Other pro wrestlers have been rumored to be gay, but that’s it … just rumors.
This is huge news for the world of wrestling.
Of course, wrestling is a little different, particularly because of how physical it is, and how little clothing is involved — but Darren is completely unfazed. Watch the video to hear why.
John Cena just learned that Darren Young came out as the first openly gay WWE superstar … and Cena tells TMZ he couldn’t be happier for the guy.
“Oh wonderful,” Cena said … “I know Darren personally. Darren’s a great guy. That’s a very bold move for him. And congratulations for him for actually finally doing it.”
Cena says he’s proud of his friend … especially because he has a brother who is gay and he knows how tough it can be to come out.
As for the WWE, Cena says he doesn’t think the organization will care one way or the other — and that’s a good thing.
“For us, it’s entertainment … and if you’re entertaining you shouldn’t be judged by race, creed, color or sexuality … as long as you’re entertaining.”