WWE’s CEO and his reaction on the first gay wrestler


When Darren Young (real name Frederick Douglas Rosser III) came out as gay in 2015, he was afraid of the reaction of the wrestling world in general and the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Vince McMahon’s reaction in part. But the CEO took the decision of the wrestler with respect and even told him he had a gay best friend. ‘Vince McMahon was one of the first people who reached out to me right away when I came out publicly,’ Young revealed. ‘He talked to me and genuinely had a great conversation for about 20 minutes’. The now-retired gay wrestler also revealed he was ‘devastated’ after stopping his wrestling career in 2017 and then seeing LGBTI storylines that he never got to show. He cried of broken heart because of it. He revealed his sexuality to a TMZ photographer after he was asked if a gay wrestler could be successful. Laughing, he said: ‘Absolutely, absolutely! Look at me. I’m a WWE Superstar, and to be honest with you I’m gay. And I’m happy, very happy.’


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