Headlies: Local Man Didn’t Realize How Much He Cared About Darren Young Until He Came Out

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Glendale, AZ – After WWE superstar Darren Young admitted his homosexuality on Thursday, an outpouring of support has manifested, from fans and WWE personnel alike.

Longtime fan Tom Bogerton, 32, of Delmore Street, was never particularly a fan of Young, or Young’s tag team, the Prime Time Players, until the stirring announcement.

“I always just ignored his team, because they never really were involved in much,” admitted Bogerton. “But now that I know he’s homosexual, I’ve made it my priority to make sure everyone knows how proud I am of him. I see so many other people doing the same, that I know I’m doing the right thing!”

“I feel so weird, because I’ve never tweeted about him, except to say, “Ugh, you know three hours is too long for Raw when the Prime Time Players are on.” But this changes everything.”

Young, who has been an on-air character for World Wrestling Entertainment since 2010, has largely been cast in secondary and tertiary roles. Other than serving as a henchman for the once-exciting Nexus stable, and entertaining with Titus O’Neil in the Players (albeit in a frequently-losing capacity), Young has yet to make him truly indispensable.

Bogerton hopes that changes with his announcement.

“I hope WWE doesn’t completely ignore Young the way they had been before, and I hope they actually push him. WWE should cater to the whims of the people who are supporting Young, even though none of us particularly gave a damn about him until we were compelled to by sheaths of sensitivity. And if Young says anything like, “I just wanna be treated normally; my orientation doesn’t define me,” the company should ignore him and push him to the moon anyway.”

Bogerton had to cut the interview short, as he had to attend his weekly support group for people who can’t tell the difference between tolerance and needless over-indulgence.

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24 Responses to "Headlies: Local Man Didn’t Realize How Much He Cared About Darren Young Until He Came Out"
  1. MaturedSinner says:

    Orlando Jordan 2.0

  2. Mister Flawless says:

    In light of this news, I have a feeling that Orlando Jordan in TNA will be inducted this week.

    • Mister Flawless says:

      Or maybe in the near future.

    • Kenneth Wise says:

      I think that already has been inducted, at least as part of the NEW Monday Night Wars induction.

      • Mister Flawless says:

        Yeah you are right. It is in that, which in all honesty, it probably only needs to go that far anyway. But I do imagine there will be some type of induction related to gay characters in the near future…similar in vain to the worst title changes or gimmicks that should have failed but didn’t.

  3. Matt says:

    You know it’s getting pretty ridiculous. Come out and get pushed regardless of what sport you are in. Mediocre talent at best, come out of the closet and find yourself on the front page of every newspaper and internet website.

    It’s funny but I have never watched Wrestling and wondered to myself, I wonder what sex these people go for??? Also last I knew, having a preference for one sex or another didn’t make you immediately better at the job you currently are doing. I mean seriously, Darren Young is boring, has always been boring, and will continue to be boring but because of this spotlight on him, he will now more than likely be given a larger role in the WWE.

    • Ice King says:

      I ve actually always thought Young to be a pretty good wrestler. Not one of my absolute favourites, but certainly too good for where he s at. He s far better than Titus O’Neil for instance. That really good match he had with CM Punk proved it.

  4. John Matrix says:

    It’s funny because it’s true.

  5. Joe T says:

    Since Vince has such an excellent track record with the mainstream media, this could be interesting to watch. BTW clever headlies Justin.

  6. blah says:

    look, folks, i understand your points. he shouldn’t necessarily be rewarded or pushed for being gay. but keep in mind: he’s the first wwe wrestler to be openly gay while actively wrestling. sure, we always had pat patterson jokes, but it was never public until way after he retired. then you have guys like kanyon and orlando jordan who were constantly maligned for being gay. not to mention the hundreds of gay gimmicks, which instantly made wrestlers super heels. that shows a crazy amount of courage and at the very least should be applauded.

  7. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Stupid, homophobic nonsense. Shame on you.

  8. Bill Richy says:

    Until WWE shows me otherwise, I’m convinced the plan is for them to spend the next 3-4 week shining the spotlight on him brightly and telling us repeatedly how brave Darren is for “just being himself” … And then by the time Survivor Series rolls around they’ll have him preening and prancing about in an outfit that even Rico would be embarrassed to wear.

    • SaintStryfe says:

      Yeah, i’m not sold this isn’t a work. If it is, it’s WWE’s best in along while, but I’m not sold.

  9. Jerichoholic Ninja says:

    I really hope they don’t incorporate this into his character. Given the Be A Star campaign and the positive publicity, it would be a mistake to have an openly gay character as a heel. If they did, they certainly wouldn’t be able to use it to generate much heat. At least, not without a lot of media backlash.

    On the other hand, if they turn him face, he’ll still be booed. Unfortunately, a good chunk of the audience still sees homosexuality as something to despise. And it’s also not something good for publicty (“Homophobic crowd boos gay wrestler” is the kind of headline that would further kill a certain person’s political aspiriations). So you can have a heel who you can’t do much with, or a(nother) face who gets booed. Best to avoid it and keep his character the way he is.

    • Yep says:

      Yep. Pretty much right on.

      Gay is a non-issue. So, support him for coming out…. and move on please.

      If WWE acknowledges and moves along, it would be the biggest(as in mature) move they could possibly pull.

      He’s gay. Keep his character the same. On to the next…

  10. Frozen Banana Expert says:

    I’m I weird for immediately going to the old The State skit where a kid pretends to be gay just to be popular?

    I’m a bad person aren’t I?

  11. RD Reynolds says:

    Just hope they don’t make the poor guy dress up as Boy George.

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  12. Owen says:

    Oh no, people want there to be a success story for an LGBT wrestler in WWE that doesn’t end in being fired/eventual suicide. We’re so very sorry. We understand that wanting him to have any success is horrible. We didn’t mean to take focus away from the 99.99% of straight athletes. Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the straight people?

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