We all remember the dreamy WWE wrestler Darren Young who recently came out… He was the first professional wrestler to come out, and he did so with pride and dignity. But recently he spoke about his coming out experience – below the surface things weren’t so calm!
Darren (real name Fred Rosser) came out after being asked if a gay wrestler could be successful: “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.” But coming out wasn’t planned!
“I did not think about it before doing it and afterwards I was a nervous wreck, I did the interview and I was confident and I walked away then I was like, “What the hell did I just do?” “Am I going to lose family? Friends? My job? It was the fear of the unknown. But I was assured by WWE that everything would be okay and the support of my family was tremendous.”
“My job as a WWE superstar is to beat people up in the rung but I also have a job to send positive vibes and I do that by going to different schools and talking about bullying. It is a serious epidemic. It’s my job to be that gay superhero and put an end to all that.”
“Social media you might get some haters but my whole motto is if they don’t know you personally, don’t take it personal. All my fans, all my friends have been so supportive of me and I couldn’t ask for anything better. My job now is to return the favor to those that are unsure about themselves and to just know that they’ve got me as a friend on social media.”