Darren Young

The WWE's Darren Young has become the first active wrestler to publicly come out as gay.

Young, 29, was approached by a TMZ camera crew at an airport baggage claim and asked whether he thought a gay wrestler could be successful. His response? "Absolutely. Look at me. I'm a WWE Superstar and to be honest with you, I'll tell you right now, I'm gay and I'm happy. Very happy."

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The WWE is standing behind Young. "WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar," the organization said in a statement. "Today, in fact, Darren will be participating in one of our Be A Star anti-bullying rallies in Los Angeles to teach children how to create positive environments for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Watch Young's video below: