I bet the cameraman had no idea he was about to witness the first WWE wrestler to come out. For that matter, I’m pretty sure Darren Young had no clue he was about to publicly declare his sexuality while at an airport turnstile.
During your standard LAX stalking paparazzi encounter, TMZ asked Young about his opinions if “a gay wrestler could be successful within the WWE.” Caught off guard, Young breezily told him, “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.” Props to Darren for being the first WWE athlete to come out. Love the whole casualness of it all.
Later in the day, TMZ caught up with wrestling superstar John Cena to get his take on the situation. “Oh, wonderful!” replied Cena. “Darren’s a great guy. That’s a very bold move for him, and congratulations [to] him for doing it.” He then goes on to reveal he has a gay brother. I wonder what he looks like 😉 Check out both TMZ encounters below.