WWE's Darren Young: 'I'm Gay and I'm Happy'

The superstar caught a TMZ reporter off guard, becoming the first active pro wrestler to come out.
2:26 | 08/16/13

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Transcript for WWE's Darren Young: 'I'm Gay and I'm Happy'
Meanwhile, to the wrestling superstar known for making bold moves inside the ring. His name is darren young. He's made a bold move outside that ring, saying he's gay. And in so doing, becoming the first active pro wrestler to come out. And gio benitez is here with this story. Gio, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, josh. This morning, it's not just what he said but how he said it that's makingheadlines. It was apparently so spontaneous, it even surprised the reporter whose question led to a historic answer. He's the 6-foot, 239-pound wall of muscle. Darren young takes no prisoners in the ring. Captivating more than 14 million wrestling fans, tuning in each week. But this morning, it's what the 29-year-old just revealed outside the ring that's making headlines. Do you think that a gay wrestler could be like successful within the wwe? Absolutely. Look at me. You know? I'm a wwe superstar. And to be honest with you, I'll tell you right now. I'm gay and I'm happy. Reporter: Catching a tmz sports reporter off guard wednesday, young became the first active pro wrestler to announce he's gay. If you want to call it coming out -- Reporter: Young is the second athlete to come out this year. In april, nba star jason collins became the first openly-gay athlete to play in a major sport. You're going to see other athletes decide, it's not a big deal. Can you get the job done? Eventually, that's all that's going to matter. Reporter: Some of young's wwe colleagues are impressed. It's a bold statement to make in an industry that's been ruled by machismo over the years. Darren's a brother. Happy for him. Reporter: Young says he hopes he'll inspire others. It's important to me that people understand that someone's sexual preference shouldn't really matter. Reporter: Thursday, he took part in an anti-bullying rally in l.A., Sponsored by the wwe. You guys are the future. Reporter: The wwe organization says, it is proud of their eight-year veteran, for being open about his sexuality. Saying in a statement, we will continue to support him as a wwe superstar. I'm here to please myself. I'm here to be happy. It's very important I'm happy with myself. Reporter: And young's latest tweet, quotes harvey fierstein saying, never be bullied into silence. Accept no one's definition of your life.

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