TMZ’s infamous surprise interviews often reveal such important news items as The Situation’s stance on boxers or briefs. WWE wrestler Darren Young made groundbreaking news when a cameraman asked him if a gay wrestler could succeed.
“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.”
Young, whose real name is Fred Rosser, is currently a part of the tag team “Prime Time Players” with Titus O’ Neil. Before this announcement, Young has been most famous for a facial structure resembling WWE icon John Cena. On WWE Raw, the champ has jokingly questioned whether his mother had an affair.
Cena has already weighed in with his support. The former champ said he has a brother who is gay, so he’s fully aware of how difficult coming out can be. The locker room will be nothing but supportive, he predicts.
“For us, it’s entertainment,” Cena said. “If you’re entertaining you shouldn’t be judged by race, creed, color or sexuality, as long as you’re entertaining.”
Wrestling hasn’t always been so accepting. The business has had several gay “characters,” such as Goldust or “Adorable” Adrian Adonis, but they were usually played by straight men who used offensive stereotypes. Of course, you could argue that nearly every WWE character is a stereotype of some kind. Cena’s gimmick hasn’t evolved much from his “plain white rapper” persona.
WWE said it is proud of Young and he will be an important part of the “Be a STAR” anti-bullying campaign.