By Nick Valencia, CNN
Young made the statement while at an airport baggage carrousel in Los Angeles after being asked if “a gay wrestler could be successful within the WWE.”
“Absolutely. Look at me. Ya know. I’m a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy,” Young said in response to the question.
The revelation, which is not thought to be part of the wrestler’s onscreen character, apparently caught the cameraman off guard. He stumbled over his response.
“Man, that’s in … that’s … sorry. I’m kinda’ of flabbergasted man. I think … I didn’t know and obviously I think that’s just … I commend your bravery,” the cameraman said.
“I don’t think it matters. Does it matter? Does it matter to you?…Does it change what you think about me?” Young rhetorically asked after making the statement.
“Not an iota,” TMZ’s cameraman said. “In fact I commend you even more that you would share something so beautiful and personal with me.”
“We’re all adults. All sports are physical. When I come to work, I come to work,” Young said. “Business is business.”
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