WWE wrestler comes out as gay: ‘Does it change what you think of me?’

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A World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Superstars wrestler has come out as gay, and asked his interviewer: “Does it matter?”

Darren Young came out in the interview with TMZ at LAX airport, during which he was asked whether he thought an openly gay wrestler could be succesful.

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.”

On being commended by the interviewer for being brave and coming out, he said: “I don’t think it matters, does it matter? Does it matter to you? Does it change what you think about me?

“I guess if you want to call it coming out. I really don’t know what to say it is, but I’m just letting you know that I’m happy with who I am, I’m comfortable with myself. And I’m happy to be living the dream. I’m in LA for SummerSlam.”

The 29-year-old continued to say that he was not concerned about the reaction to this revelation. He said: “You know, to be honest with you, I’m happy with myself.

“Some people might not like it, some people will like it, but I’m here to please myself, I’m here to be happy. It’s very important to be happy with myself.”