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  • Darren Young comes out as gay

    http://www.tmz.com/2013/08/15/darren...superstar-gay/

    I'm really happy about this. In the sense that he could potentially become a great role model for gay kids in the WWE Universe. Fingers crossed Vince doesn't turn him into a caricature.

    Very pleased that Darren is comfortable enough to admit it in the wrestling business.

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    Re: Darren Young comes out as gay

    Good on him! And yep, really hope they don't turn him into a caricature.

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    • #3
      Re: Darren Young comes out as gay

      Good on him! And yep, really hope they don't turn him into a caricature.

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      • #4
        Re: Darren Young comes out as gay

        WOW is all that comes to mind. So was that really his "coming out" in a simple 3 minute TMZ story, because if this was his coming out that's a huge story for the world of pro-wrestling.

        And I hope everything works for him, but coming out didn't help Orlando Jordan, and it really, really killed Chris Kanyon's career.

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        • #5
          Re: Darren Young comes out as gay

          WOW is all that comes to mind. So was that really his "coming out" in a simple 3 minute TMZ story, because if this was his coming out that's a huge story for the world of pro-wrestling.

          And I hope everything works for him, but coming out didn't help Orlando Jordan, and it really, really killed Chris Kanyon's career.

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          • #6
            Re: Darren Young comes out as gay

            Good for him to feel comfortable to come out now. Big positive step for the business. I know Stephanie is big on LGBT issues and he'll have support from management.

            And don't worry, WWE won't turn him into a joke like TNA did with Orlando Jordan. The business/society has changed since Kanyon came out a decade ago.

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            • #7
              Re: Darren Young comes out as gay

              Good for him to feel comfortable to come out now. Big positive step for the business. I know Stephanie is big on LGBT issues and he'll have support from management.

              And don't worry, WWE won't turn him into a joke like TNA did with Orlando Jordan. The business/society has changed since Kanyon came out a decade ago.

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              • #8
                Re: Darren Young comes out as gay

                Is Pat Patterson not openly gay? Or is he the 'old school gay' where everybody knows but nobody talks about it.

                TMZ are calling Young the first openly gay wrestler.
                Bring back the fourth wall

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                • #9
                  Re: Darren Young comes out as gay

                  Is Pat Patterson not openly gay? Or is he the 'old school gay' where everybody knows but nobody talks about it.

                  TMZ are calling Young the first openly gay wrestler.
                  Bring back the fourth wall

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                  • #10
                    Re: Darren Young comes out as gay

                    Originally posted by Mr. Perfect View Post
                    WOW is all that comes to mind. So was that really his "coming out" in a simple 3 minute TMZ story, because if this was his coming out that's a huge story for the world of pro-wrestling.

                    And I hope everything works for him, but coming out didn't help Orlando Jordan, and it really, really killed Chris Kanyon's career.
                    Those examples are what makes me afraid of what they can potentially do with these news, so hopefully the do not make him the gay wrestler, who's primary and only characteristic is that he's gay, and instead if they do decide to use this they do it more subtly. Or they could continue letting D-Young be himself with Primetime Players as he has been thoroughly entertaining in that role.


                    "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

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                    • #11
                      Re: Darren Young comes out as gay

                      Originally posted by Mr. Perfect View Post
                      WOW is all that comes to mind. So was that really his "coming out" in a simple 3 minute TMZ story, because if this was his coming out that's a huge story for the world of pro-wrestling.

                      And I hope everything works for him, but coming out didn't help Orlando Jordan, and it really, really killed Chris Kanyon's career.
                      Those examples are what makes me afraid of what they can potentially do with these news, so hopefully the do not make him the gay wrestler, who's primary and only characteristic is that he's gay, and instead if they do decide to use this they do it more subtly. Or they could continue letting D-Young be himself with Primetime Players as he has been thoroughly entertaining in that role.


                      "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

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                      • #12
                        Re: Darren Young comes out as gay

                        Good for him, makes me glad to see him do this.

                        This is gonna be a huge test for WWE, let's see if things have really changed for the better with this company.
                        That's all, folks.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Darren Young comes out as gay

                          Good for him, makes me glad to see him do this.

                          This is gonna be a huge test for WWE, let's see if things have really changed for the better with this company.
                          That's all, folks.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Darren Young comes out as gay

                            Originally posted by Push Goldust View Post
                            Is Pat Patterson not openly gay? Or is he the 'old school gay' where everybody knows but nobody talks about it.

                            TMZ are calling Young the first openly gay wrestler.
                            Pretty sure Pat is openly gay. Came out many years after competing as an active wrestler though.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Darren Young comes out as gay

                              Originally posted by Push Goldust View Post
                              Is Pat Patterson not openly gay? Or is he the 'old school gay' where everybody knows but nobody talks about it.

                              TMZ are calling Young the first openly gay wrestler.
                              Pretty sure Pat is openly gay. Came out many years after competing as an active wrestler though.

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