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WWE Wrestler Darren Young Reveals He's Gay!

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:11 PM

According to TMZ, WWE Wrestler Darren Young dropped some big news last night. While walking through LAX, TMZ caught up with Young and was asked whether a gay wrestler could succeed in WWE, and Darren laughed, and then stated the following…

“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.”

At this time, Young is the first openly gay wrestler in WWE.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:12 PM

John Cena spoke with TMZ about Darren Young’s announcement that he is gay. Here is what Cena had to say…

On Young’s Announcement: “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.”

On What WWE May Think About The Announcement: “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.”

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

Stephanie McMahon posted the following on Twitter today…

Congratulations to @DarrenYoungWWE for being the first openly gay WWE Superstar!
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) August 15, 2013

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

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.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:14 PM

Numerous current and former WWE talents have tweeted about Darren Young revealing he’s gay. Here are some of their tweets:

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan: Super proud of @DarrenYoungWWE for being the first openly gay WWE Superstar that isn’t Goldust.

Joey Styles: http://WWE.com : @WWE releases statement in support of @DarrenYoungWWE http://www.wwe.com/i...on-darren-young

“Brutal Bob Evans: What was most impressive is that @DarrenYoungWWE didn’t act like it was “a thing” in WWE. We shouldn’t either. #progress #NoH8

Triple H: Congratulations, @DarrenYoungWWE for living YOUR life, YOUR way. #proud

Marty DeRosa: Hats off to @DarrenYoungWWE for coming out.

Shane “Hurricane” Helms: Good job @DarrenYoungWWE Respect!! Somewhere my friend Kanyon is smiling down.

Jim Ross:“@StephMcMahon: Congratulations to @DarrenYoungWWE for being the first openly gay WWE Superstar! I second that. #NonIssue

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:16 PM

More talents have reacted to Darren Young coming out:

Titus O’Neil: “I’m VERY PROUD of @DarrenYoungWWE He’s been like Family 2Me&My Kids And that won’t Change! #ImInFullSupportOfDarren”

Rosa Mendes: “@DarrenYoungWWE I’m so proud of you!! See you this week!!”

Matt Morgan: ENORMOUS courage out of @DarrenYoungWWE today! U should be very proud of urself Darren! #WhatAGreatExampleForOthers

Chavo Guerrero: Huge support for @DarrenYoungWWE !! Great guy & great wrestler! Kudos for @JohnCena supporting comments too

Joey Ryan: Let us hope we can all spend at least one day of our lives as courageous as @DarrenYoungWWE is today.

Kenny King: @JoeyRyanOnline @darrenyoungwwe Amen joe. Big props to Darren

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:56 PM

Here's a link to the video:Darren Young video

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

He'll get future endeavoured in six months now.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:59 AM

Good for him by coming out, but all I see now is the WWE incorperating it into a storyline and then not knowing what to do with it down the line. I hope they just let it be because there is no way they won't do more damage then good with it in a storyline.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 11:55 AM

View PostGPM in ICT, on 17 August 2013 - 10:59 AM, said:

Good for him by coming out, but all I see now is the WWE incorperating it into a storyline and then not knowing what to do with it down the line. I hope they just let it be because there is no way they won't do more damage then good with it in a storyline.


By the tweets alone you know this is going to get milked for good publicity and storyline incorporation is a given.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:39 PM

View PostGPM in ICT, on 17 August 2013 - 10:59 AM, said:

Good for him by coming out, but all I see now is the WWE incorperating it into a storyline and then not knowing what to do with it down the line. I hope they just let it be because there is no way they won't do more damage then good with it in a storyline.


Kind of like how they tried to turn Billy Gunn gay?

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:03 PM

The big difference with Billy was that he is straight and they can always go back and say it was an angle. They can't with this. The big problem I see is they making this into a storyline and then when/if it doesn't work out them turning Young heel and gay rights group being upset with a gay man being portrayed in a bad light. It's just a PR nightmare waiting to happen.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:06 AM

View PostGPM in ICT, on 17 August 2013 - 10:03 PM, said:

The big difference with Billy was that he is straight and they can always go back and say it was an angle. They can't with this. The big problem I see is they making this into a storyline and then when/if it doesn't work out them turning Young heel and gay rights group being upset with a gay man being portrayed in a bad light. It's just a PR nightmare waiting to happen.


I suspect the WWE is savvy enough to just not really bring it up as far as storylines and such go. The best way to come out looking good for WWE is exactly what was mentioned in one of those tweets above: Simply don't make it a "thing."

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:07 AM

This gets a little old this whole look at me i am gay thing. No one would give a damn if i would put up a video where i am hetero. Wwe will make a big deal out of it. They didnt stopped at paul bearers death so why should they not go with this. Pretty sure he will be the next wwe champion so it will be the biggest headline ever.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:38 AM

Wouldn't this be trouble for him now? You will get fans who hate him now calling him #$### and other wrestlers might not want to fight him now

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:59 AM

View PostDark Horse, on 17 August 2013 - 10:27 AM, said:

He'll get future endeavoured in six months now.


Before he came out I thought he might since they really haven't really done anything with him and the fact that Titus O Neill having the "it" factor more than him but now I think he's safe at least until the next time Linda McMahon runs in an election.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:28 PM

The real question is how can WWE use this to push Cena further. I wonder if we'll see an angle of Young getting "bullied" by a heel for coming out and Cena will come out and start a promo about how Darren Young is the bravest guy on the roster for what he did AND IF YOU'RE NOT HAPPY WITH THAT THEN I WILL KICK YOUR ASS 'CAUSE THE CHAMP IS HERE!

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