Darren Young Says WWE Has A Long Way To Go
Darren Young made history when he became the first-ever openly gay active wrestler during his time in the WWE. He was quite the inspiration and made headlines everywhere, with his run with Titus O’Neil and the Tag Team Championships being the best part of his time in WWE.
Recently, he spoke out about representation in WWE and said that the company still had a long way to go before they were representing wrestlers in the manner in which they wanted to be represented. He mentioned that Vince McMahon had been the first person to call him when he came out but wanted to ensure that it would not be a part of his storyline.
“I remember when I came out publicly to the world, one of the first people to reach out and call me was Vince McMahon to show his support. However, he did say he didn’t want it to become part of a storyline or anything.”
He went on to say that it really bothered him that there had not been a single storyline in WWE currently where the LGBTQ community was represented with any sort of grace.
“It honestly bothers me to the core that WWE’s current creative team can’t craft a storyline with enough grace to do justice to the LGBTQ community. We’ve made some progress, but we’ve still got a long way to go and I would hope that somehow, someday we’ll let two gay or two lesbian characters on TV fight it out and resolve their issues inside the squared circle.”