WWE Wrestler Darren Young Comes Out As Gay

WWE Wrestler Darren Young Comes Out As GayNBA veteran Jason Collins took a big step for gay athletes everywhere when he became the first openly gay athlete in a major American sport back in April. Darren Young may have a similar impact on professional wrestling as he made the same announcement in a candid interview with TMZ.

‘Nonchalant manner’

After being asked if a gay wrestler could succeed in WWE, Young casually revealed to the interviewer that he is, in fact, gay.

“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.”

The news might be jarring to some, but the nonchalant manner in which Young made his announcement was perhaps the bigger surprise.

There were no bells and whistles involved; Young didn’t call for a news conference or anything of that nature. TMZ is infamous for its ambush interview style, and it appears as though Young’s spot was no different. It seemed like a spontaneous decision on Young’s part, and he should be commended for that.

‘Make a difference’

When asked if he hoped to make a difference by announcing that he is gay, Young admitted that doing so is something that would mean a lot to him.

I hope so. I’m hoping to be able to make a difference. It’s very important to me that people understand that somebody’s sexual preference shouldn’t really matter. It should be about the person.

Do you think there are other gay wrestlers in WWE who will also come out soon? Feel free to share your thoughts with us!

Source: Mike Chiari | Bleacher Report

Image: Philly

Crazed Fan Attacks Randy Orton In The Ring At WWE Event

Crazed Fan Attacks Randy Orton In The Ring At WWE EventWWE star Randy Orton is fully equipped to withstand the body blows he incurs during the course of a 10-minute bout in the ring. However, he wasn’t prepared for what happened on Tuesday night, when a fan entered the ring and did his best impression of a WWE heel during a company event in Cape Town, South Africa.

‘Violently attacked’

WWE.com’s Staff provided details:

WWE.com has learned that Randy Orton was violently attacked by an audience member during a SmackDown World Tour Live Event in Cape Town, South Africa, this evening. Footage of the attack was captured by a WWE fan and posted to YouTube, and shows the perpetrator striking Orton from behind. The matter is currently under investigation by the local authorities, and the South African fan is being held in jail pending criminal charges. The extent of Orton’s injuries are unknown at this time.

‘Uppercut to the groin’

Orton stood on the ropes with his arms raised in victory. As reported by David Kruse of PWInsider.com, the fan then jumped the railing and blindsided the wrestler with an uppercut to the groin. Undeterred by the fan’s attempt to castrate him, Orton’s in-ring celebration quickly turned to rage.

Orton then attempted to kick the fan and gave him the bird as security forcefully removed the attacker from the ring. Kruse reported that the fan might have also attacked Langston ringside during the show.

How crazed should you be before you muster up the courage to attack a WWE superstar like Randy Orton? Share your thoughts regarding this issue!

Source: Ethan Grant | Bleacher Report

Image: Wrestling Rumors