Darren Young Is First WWE Superstar To Come Out As Gay — And Happy!

While claiming his luggage at LAX, World Wrestling Entertainment’s Darren Young delivered a stunning blow to a TMZ photographer by revealing he’s gay.

Asked if a wrestling superstar could have a lucrative career and be a gay man, Young, who is currently one half of the Prime Time Players tag team alongside Titus O’Neil, seizes the opportunity to make the big reveal.

“Absolutely,” Young replied, as he flashed a big smile . “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 clearly savored the surprising moment, as he continued the conversation with the surprised photographer.

“Does it matter?” he asked. “Does it matter to you? Does it change what you think about me? I guess if you want to call it coming out; I really don’t know what to say it is but I’m just letting you know. I’m happy with who I am, I’m comfortable with myself, and I’m happy to be living the dream. I’m in L.A. for ‘SummerSlam’ with WWE. You know, to be honest with you, I’m happy with myself. Some people might not like it, some people will like it but I’m here to please myself. I’m here to be happy and it’s very important that I’m happy with myself. I’m hoping to be able to make a difference, you know? It’s very important to me that people understand that someone’s sexual preference shouldn’t really matter. It should be about the person.”

This makes the 33-year-old, whose real name is Fredrick Douglas Rosser, the first openly gay WWE superstar, which will probably not sit well with this idiot.

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  • hyhybt

    You mean they’re not all?

  • Shadeaux

    WOW! I wasn’t ready for this.

  • QJ201

    he is gonna get SO MUCH *SS
    Unless he’s a big bottom then he’s gonna get all the pole he can handle.

  • Haddlez

    So proud of him! From the way he revealed it, seamed it must have been weighing on him for a very long time. He’s definitely a catch. Any guy would be lucky to be with him. And the fact that he’s happy is even more awesome. If ever there was a reason to get back to watching WWE, now would be the time. Hope there’s going to be a storyline to it. If you’re reading this Darren Young (Frederick Douglas Rosser), your fans love you and we’re very proud of you!!!!

  • Scribe38

    I so enjoy how he came out. I hope he has a long career with the wwe. Orlando Jordan came out as bisexual in the wwe years ago. You can find him on twitter

  • balehead

    I wonder if Out magazine will do a cover story…or do you have to be white always be on the cover??…

  • GayTampaCowboy

    GOOD FOR HIM! I actually LIKE the way he did this…candid, unscripted, honest. No drama, no big press conference, just a professional performer, sharing his thoughts, feelings and beliefs – plain and simple!


  • Texasteacher

    Darren, you just saved countless teenage lives by making that simple statement. As an openly gay teacher and the first sponsor of a high school G/SA in Texas I’m deeply grateful. Kids are watching you and emulating you.

  • Kangol

    Congratulations to him! And he is soooooo damn HOT!!!

  • balehead

    So Masculine and Gay does exist….

  • Aric

    This man is FINE

  • Ridpathos

    His hair is Super Saiyan on the front page.

  • B Damion

    @balehead …lol..your such a trouble maker. lol.jerk!

  • fredo777

    If only The Rock would join him. Mmph.

    Not saying Rocky is gay, but if he were. I’d be all up on that sh*t. John Cena (who expressed his support for Young’s statement, btw) could also get it.

  • Kieran

    This is a homophobes worst nightmare coming true. Turning the carefully constructed stereotypes of gay men as soft, sissified and effeminate on its head. Making it cool, hip, and manly to be an openly gay man.

    Bravo to Darren Young for having the guts to be a real trail-blazer.

  • hyhybt

    @Kieran: For some of them. But overexaggerated masculinity is also sometimes a gay stereotype.

  • ShowMeGuy

    @balehead: I think you mean *straight*…..you have to be *straight* to be on the cover of OUT.


  • B Damion

    @Kieran….yes! and this is possible because those same soft,sissified,effeminate gay men helped broker a wider acceptance of gender fluidity.
    So yes..yes..he is very masculine and brave. a “REAL TRAIL-BLAZER”.

    How dare you. You jerk.

  • DBBromberg

    Seriously this is not the first time a fake westler from the WWE has come out as part of the storyline for the show! Sorry if some of you think it is all real, ok santa is real to OK!
    If he is that is great and good for him for coming out the seriously WWE is followed by rednecks low brow low IQs and they do not have a history of be gay frendly so if this this real I would say his career is on sucide watch.
    This is like the day after those royals in england had a kid this site posting a story saying the people in the UK would be fine if the baby grew up gay….the day after it was born…really what total bullshit!!!

  • Teleny

    I think every public person that comes out makes our community stronger. The courage of Frederick Douglass!

  • NorthTexasGuy

    Sniffle…snif…..”your father and I were so…so hoping for grandchildren”

  • Gigi Gee

    @balehead — “So Masculine and Gay does exist….”

    Not where you’re concerned but ya, it does. You’ve never heard of Gareth Thomas, Greg Louganis, John Amaechi, Orlando Cruz, Wade Davis, Ji Wallace or Josh Dixon? Typical.

  • tookietookie

    He got hug puffy nipples for dayz.

  • tookietookie

    huge i meant lol

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  • Nyruinz

    Im sure there many faulty gaydars will be returned to best buy, cause he did not ping mine.

  • Charles175

    He is a very nice-looking man. A pleasant and upbeat outgoing personality. I believe that he would potentially make a very good “husband” for somebody as he has a gentle yet naturally masculine personality. This irrelevant of what ever he does with someone behind closed doors. I wish him the best in his lifelong endeavors. Even so I wish that all of us would abandon the words “sexual preference” and replace it with sexual orientation. For the word preference means to prefer and to prefer means to have choice in the matter. This where as being oriented this way is an immutable and innate characteristic.

  • mz.sam

    The guy is AWESOME and HOT! This report finds Darren in LA speaking at an LAUSD Middle School on bullying. What a terrific role model!

  • hyhybt

    @Charles175: …and yet you put “husband” in scare quotes?

  • Zodinsbrother

    No idea who he is and have no interest in wrestling but that is the right way to come out. No fuss, no big interview. Just when asked “Yeah, so what”.


  • davidjohng

    I find him very attractive on so many levels. He’s got a lucky boyfriend!

  • Rockery

    @Gigi Gee:

    Did you say Greg Louganis?? LOLOLOL

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