Following what could possibly be the most nonchalant coming out in history this morning, WWE Superstar Darren Young is getting some massive congratulations from fellow athletes and fans alike.
This technically makes him the first openly gay WWE Superstar, which the organization was quick to applaud in a statement this morning:
“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.”
Below, more support from fellow athletes.
Congratulations to @DarrenYoungWWE for being the first openly gay WWE Superstar!
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) August 15, 2013
— David Otunga (@DavidOtunga) August 15, 2013
— Triple H (@TripleH) August 15, 2013
— Chavo Guerrero jr. (@mexwarrior) August 15, 2013
— Josh Mathews (@wwejoshmathews) August 15, 2013
— Matt Morgan (@BPmattmorgan) August 15, 2013
Good job @DarrenYoungWWE Respect!! Somewhere my friend Kanyon is smiling down.
— Gregory Shane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) August 15, 2013
Happy for @DarrenYoungWWE! Big moment for him and everyone else. Happy for you, bud!
— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) August 15, 2013
Wow! @DarrenYoungWWE is fearless. This is a historic day for the sport of professional wrestling. Good for you D-Young!
— Curt Hawkins (@TheCurtHawkins) August 15, 2013
Proud of you bro @DarrenYoungWWE
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) August 15, 2013
History in our business will remember @DarrenYoungWWE as a pioneer with the courage to say proud, this is who I am. Hell of a talent & a man
— Drew McIntyre (@TheDrewMcIntyre) August 15, 2013
— Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) August 15, 2013