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CM Punk's Response To Darren Young Coming Out Was Perfect

When Darren Young came out as gay CM Punk spoke to him and explained that if anyone had any problems with him to just let him know.

Admitting that you're gay isn't something that normally happens in mainstream sports. It's a problem that is, hopefully, becoming a thing of the past. Professional wrestling is very much included under that umbrella with very few performers, from WWE or otherwise, over the years feeling comfortable enough to come out as gay.

One of the only openly homosexual Superstars on WWE's roster up until recently was Darren Young. The former Prime Time Player was actually released from his contract in 2017, but Young was openly gay for four years before his release. In his first interview, since parting ways with the company he discussed being gay in a WWE environment on Cerrito Live.

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Perhaps the most interesting story Young told about coming out to the rest of the locker room and the fans was one that happened on the night of SummerSlam 2013. He was in catering and was approached by CM Punk who had just got finished up with wrestling Brock Lesnar just a few moments prior. Punk hugged Young and told him "I'm very proud of you for coming out and being so courageous. If you have any problem with anyone in the locker room because of this, you let me know and I will take care of this."

While Young didn't mention any times that he had a problem with a fellow WWE Superstar because he is gay he did list a few more names that were very supportive of him. As well as Punk Randy Orton and Big Show were also colleagues that he felt very comfortable around following his coming out.

Superstars who were released around the same time as Young such as Emma and James Ellsworth have recently got their wrestling careers back underway on the independent scene. The former Tag Team Champion will likely follow suit sometime soon and his foray back into the world of podcasts and interviews is the first sign of that. He's a talented performer and shouldn't have any issue finding success in the indies.

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