Darren Young, one of WWE’s superstar wrasslers, has announced to the world that he is a gay man. The confession came after TMZ asked him if he thought a gay wrassler could make it in the WWE. This is, after all, a hyper masculine sport mostly followed by the unwashed masses of the breadbasket states.
“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.”
This is pretty big and I applaud Darren for his big gay guts. But, come on, there is no way he’s the only gay wrassler. Have you actually watched professional wrestling? I mean critically? You have a bunch of rough trade muscle men wearing only singlets, tights, or Speedos embraced endlessly in sweaty grapples. You can’t tell me that Rick Flair has never felt the tingly touch of another man. And if one day John Cena is photographed leaving a club called The Manhole, I’m not going to be the rube who says he never saw that coming.