Darren Young in WWE 2K14

WWE 2K14 features Darren Young, “the first ever openly gay WWE wrestler still active in the sport.” Darren Young, a star of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., came out while giving an impromptu interview to a TMZ photographer. This, according to GayGamer, “not only makes Darren Young the first openly gay professional wrestler, but also one of the first openly gay video game characters in a sports-title.”


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