WWE Wrestler Casually Comes Out During TMZ Airport Interview

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This looks something like progress: Up-and-coming WWE personality Darren Young, born Fred Rosser in Union, New Jersey, became the first publicly gay professional wrestler in the most nonchalant way possible. While grabbing his bag at LAX, a TMZ cameraman asked if a hypothetical gay wrestler could be successful. Young laughed. "Absolutely," he said. "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." But what about all the, you know, touching of barely clothed, sweaty, buff bodies, the camera-bro wondered. "We're all adults. All sports are physical," said Young. "When I come to work, I come to work. Business is business." And that was that.