WWE Divas past and present have taken to Twitter to congratulate WWE Superstar Darren Young, who came out as gay earlier today in an interview with TMZ.
First to show how proud she was of Darren was WWE Executive VP of Creative Stephanie McMahon. She tweeted:
Congratulations to @DarrenYoungWWE for being the first openly gay WWE Superstar!
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) August 15, 2013
Next to show her support was Tamina Snuka, who worked closely with Darren as part of a romance storyline on NXT: Redemption. She applauded Darren’s heart and courage. She said:
— Tamina Snuka (@TaminaSnuka) August 15, 2013
Total Divas star Natalya tweeted a message of support, along with a photo of herself alongside Darren and his Prime Time Players partner Titus O’Neil:
— Natalya (@NatbyNature) August 15, 2013
Her fellow Total Divas star JoJo was also sure to tweet her admiration:
So much respect for @DarrenYoungWWE He is so courageous! You have my support. ????????
— Joseann Offerman (@ItsJoseann) August 15, 2013
Another current WWE Diva to usher congrats was backstage interviewer Renee Young. She said:
Happy for @DarrenYoungWWE! Big moment for him and everyone else. Happy for you, bud!
— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) August 15, 2013
Rosa Mendes mentioned how proud she was of Darren when she tweeted:
@DarrenYoungWWE I'm so proud of you!! See you this week!!
— Rosa Mendes (@LaRosaMendes) August 15, 2013
Former NXT Diva Anya called him brave, saying:
Respect @DarrenYoungWWE for being brave enough to open himself
— Anya Bogomazova (@RussianBruiser) August 15, 2013
Finally, former Diva Cherry said that seeing Darren happy makes her happy. She tweeted:
I am so proud of @DarrenYoungWWE he's been a friend of mine for a long time and I'm happy he's happy!!!
— Cherry (@FmrDivaCherry) August 15, 2013
Darren’s decision to come out is historic for the world of sports entertainment. Although there have been open gay and bisexual wrestlers in the past, Darren is the first to come out while under WWE contract.
All of the Diva Dirt staff commend Darren on his bravery! We’re so glad to see how far the wrestling world – and the world at large – has come in accepting individuals of every sexuality.