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Darren Young blasts WWE for running UAE shows, WWE responds

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WWE Superstar Darren Young criticised WWE for running live events in Abu Dhabi since the UAE has a harsh stance against homosexuality. Using Twitter, Young wrote, “My freedom of speech is gone. Gone but never forgotten. I feel like no one has my back and it upsets me. The struggle is real. I’m human.” He later deleted the tweets which he...

Darren Young returns to action after 8 months

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Darren Young returned to a non-televised live event last night in Winnipeg, wrestling Justin Gabriel in the opening match of the show. Young has been out of action since April after he was injured in a match against Fandango. He underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and his in-ring comeback last night was his first in eight...

Darren Young out for up to 6 months with torn ACL

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Darren Young will be out of action for up to six months after he tore his ACL in his left knee. “I tried 2 tough it out but Doc informed me I tore my ACL & surgery was needed,” Young wrote on his Twitter, also noting that he already underwent surgery which was a success. Now the hard part kicks off for the former Prime Time Player as he...

Darren Young in the latest issue of PEOPLE Magazine

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WWE Superstar Darren Young is featured in the latest PEOPLE Magazine, with the mag doing a story on him about coming out and publishing a picture of him and his partner. Young revealed publicly that he was gay during the SummerSlam week this past August after TMZ cameras caught up with him at LAX. “I was terrified of losing friends, losing...

Darren Young appears on The Ellen DeGeneres show

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Darren Young was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday to talk about his coming out and how his life has since changed. Young, who was referred to by his real name of Fred, thanked Ellen for paving the way. He said the support he received from his WWE family has been incredible and after he spilled the beans to TMZ about it, he was terrified and...

Co-workers show their support on Twitter for Darren Young

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With Darren Young basically making WWE history, a lot of his peers and others in the wrestling business showed their support by posting messages on Twitter. “Congratulations to @DarrenYoungWWE for being the first openly gay WWE Superstar,” tweeted Stephanie McMahon. Steph’s husband Triple H also echoed his wife’s statement...

WWE issues statement supporting Darren Young

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WWE issued a statement today on its website supporting one half of Primetime Players, Darren Young, after coming out publicly, becoming the first openly gay WWE Superstar. “On TMZ this morning, WWE Superstar Darren Young revealed to the WWE Universe that he is gay. WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will...

John Cena proud of Darren Young for coming out

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John Cena said that he is very proud of Darren Young for coming out as gay even though he had no idea about it until he was told by the TMZ camera crew. Cena and Nikki Bella were stopped by TMZ while they were out in the city and was asked if he knows about any openly gay WWE Superstars. Cena said no, they don’t have any, but then he was...

Darren Young publicly comes out as gay

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TMZ.COM caught up with Darren Young of the Primetime Players at an airport and asked him if a gay wrestler would be able to make it in WWE. “Absolutely, look at me. I’m a WWE Superstar and to be honest with you I’m gay, and I’m happy,” Young said. And with that, Young became the first WWE Superstar to come out...