Of all the sports out there where openly gay athletes might have the toughest road to go down you would think the WWE is probably one of them. While it’s not technically a professional sport, don’t tell that to the wrestlers who are in better shape than most NFL players, and certainly golfers! Recently one of their biggest stars, Darren Young, announced that he is gay. When Young was asked if a gay star could be in the WWE he said, “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 is the first wrestler from the WWE to come out publicly and this is pretty big news considering the masculinity of the sport. Other wrestlers are already supporting Young. Perhaps the biggest name in all of wrestling, John Cena, had this to say about his friend. “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 is proud of Young and he himself has a brother who is gay so he understands the difficulties involved in making the decision to go public about his orientation. But Cena knows as well as anyone this his business is entertainment and it doesn’t matter what race, creed, or nationality you are as long as you are entertaining.