UPDATE x 3: The following statement was posted on WWE.com:
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.
UPDATE x 2: 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
UPDATE: 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.”
ORIGINAL: According to TMZ, WWE Wrestler Darrren 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.