- As noted earlier, Darren Young revealed that he is gay to TMZ. After TMZ asked Young if a gay male could succeed in WWE, Young replied, "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."
Young's announcement is already getting tons of media, including stories at The Hollywood Gossip, The Irish Independent, Digital Spy, US Weekly, Slate, The Huffington Post, Chicago Pride and Contact Music.
- Several stars took to their Twitter to react to Young's announcement. Here are some of their tweets:
Triple H: "Congratulations, @DarrenYoungWWE for living YOUR life, YOUR way. #proud"
Stephanie McMahon: "Congratulations to @DarrenYoungWWE for being the first openly gay WWE Superstar!"
Jim Ross: "@StephMcMahon: Congratulations to @DarrenYoungWWE for being the first openly gay WWE Superstar! I second that. #NonIssue"
Rosa Mendes: "@DarrenYoungWWE I'm so proud of you!! See you this week!!"
Gregory Helms: "Good job @DarrenYoungWWE Respect!! Somewhere my friend Kanyon is smiling down."
Joey Ryan: "Let us hope we can all spend at least one day of our lives as courageous as @DarrenYoungWWE is today."
Kenny King: "@JoeyRyanOnline @darrenyoungwwe Amen joe. Big props to Darren"
Matt Morgan: ENORMOUS courage out of @DarrenYoungWWE today! U should be very proud of urself Darren! #WhatAGreatExampleForOthers"
Steve Corino: "Just reading about @DarrenYoungWWE this morning. Very good for him & proud of him for taking a courageous step."
Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) August 15, 2013