Who knew that when Darren Young was interviewed by TMZ the other night in a deserted baggage claim area and he chose to candidly answer a question about his sexual orientation that there would be an outpouring of support from WWE, or that the mainstream media would pick-up and run with the story?
Well, maybe the WWE did.
Now, I don't think this is a work, and I definitely don't get any sense that Young was strong-armed (or dare I say, bullied) into coming out by his Stamford, CT based employers. But having him already scheduled to appear at one of WWE's Be a STAR anti-bullying rallies, plus ready and able to handle the press onslaught does lend some credence to Geno Mrosko's editorial views of yesterday.
One thing is for sure, #NoDaysOff Darren seems up to the task of carrying this load. Given how prepared he and the company seem to be for the ripples his bombshell created in the public waters, let's hope and believe that they have also prepared for potentially rockier sailing ahead when things return to normal and some drunken fans or just folks with different values than those accepted in Southern California decide to speak up at a company event where Young is working.
Yeah, again, it's no big deal...Darren is a strong guy and he made a great decision.
What do you think, after a day to let the news sink in? Does how quickly WWE has been able to work this in to their corporate narratives influence your opinion of the whole deal? Are you still just happy that a man can more freely be himself and maybe help others with the support of a loving and accepting fan base, or does that sound a little too good to be true?