First WWE star comes out of the closet [VIDEO]

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Darren Young, a WWE star, casually told a TMZ reporter that he was gay on Wednesday, making pro wrestling is the latest sport to include openly gay athletes.

The reporter asked Young if he thought that gay wrestlers had a chance to succeed in the WWE. Young laughed at the question and said that he was gay, so clearly they had a place in the sport.

He told the flabbergasted reporter, “I’m happy with who I am. I’m comfortable with myself, and I’m happy to be living the dream.”

When asked about whether he worried about backlash, he said, “I’m hoping to be able to make a difference. It’s very important to me that people understand that someone’s sexual preference shouldn’t really matter. It should be about the person.”

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