Former WWE wrestler Brodus Clay discusses it…
A little over 1 year ago, WWE wrestler Darren Young publicly came out as gay, a first for an active roster WWE wrestler. Most seemed supportive in the industry, and while Young suffered an injury and is off TV, he remains on the WWE roster.
Recently released WWE talent Brodus Clay discussed the tenor of the lockerroom in a recent interview.
Here is his comment:
Well he got there. Darren is a Superstar and he’s a great worker. His work got him there. To be honest with you, our locker room, we have openly gay guys we work with and it was never a big deal. A lot of of times I was concerned, I’ll leave it up to him if he wants to disclose this himself or whatever, but I was worried about his dating habits. I wanted him to be careful because he does the dating sites and stuff like that. We were talking to him, like how is your dating life and things like that? So it wasn’t really a big thing when he came out.
I think for him probably he just made himself more comfortable. In terms of the locker room, it wasn’t a big deal. One of the greatest teachers and stars in our business, Mr. Pat Patterson. We weren’t like, “oh my what?” We’re past that. Our locker room is very accepting of that. Honestly, we’re probably more angry if someone’s not reading comic books than whether they’re gay or straight.
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