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Meet The First Openly Gay WWE Superstar

"I'm happy who I am, I'm comfortable with myself, and I'm happy to be living the dream."

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Yesterday, a TMZ reporter asked him about his views on gay wrestlers:

Do you think that, like, a gay wrestler could be successful within the WWE?

Darren Young is the first WWE Superstar to publicly come out.

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It doesn’t seem to bother him. When asked how he’d be received, he said “Some people might not like it, some people will like it, but I’m here [,..] to be happy.” And when asked if his fellow wrestlers would take it badly, he responded “We’re all adults.”

WWE released a statement voicing their support for Darren Young.

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.

Watch the video here, if just to hear the flustered reporter gush at Darren Young:

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