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WWE Star Shawn Michaels

Being Gay is Passé

... In the WWE

8/18/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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WWE legend Shawn Michaels is not impressed with the hoopla triggered by the coming out of the WWE superstar Darren Young this week … Michaels says for wrestling it’s very eighties.

As you know … Young came out during a conversation with a TMZ photog and has received lots of support ever since. But Michaels says gay wrestlers have been around for decades and people in the biz knew all about it.

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Selden83    

He would say that. He's a born again Christian, and it was rumored that former WWE stars Orlando Jordan the late Kris Kanyon were fired because of him, because they were openly gay in WWE the locker room

409 days ago
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SoWhat    

Michaels is right, other wrestlers knew about gay wrestlers for many years and it was no big deal, fans knew about gay wrestlers for years and didn't care about it. The only ones that make a deal out of it whether it's a athlete or actor or whatever are the media and tabloids, you guys try and stir things up and make it an issue when no one cares who's gay and who's not.

409 days ago
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Dan Frederiksen    

That Elmo guy came out as well.
And that football coach.
It gets better.

409 days ago
4.

Barry Soetoro    

Gay men tend to molest children. That's on record

409 days ago
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DetroitRocks    

Vince McMahom is gay and many wrestlers have said it

409 days ago
6.

Tim    

Wasn't Gorgeous George gay?

409 days ago
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fooman2    

I have a feeling this man should do stand up comedy. You can tell he is a funny man. Thanks

409 days ago
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CorkiDeCat    

NEWS FLASH: gays are also priests, divers, doctors, bums, ranchers, teachers... I bet that a few southern Baptists are gay... any takers?

409 days ago
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DaniM0nster    

That dude in the Star Wars shirt had Psycho written all over him.

Run, Shawn, Run!

409 days ago
10.

sc1432    

Shawn. The beard...Please shave it..

408 days ago
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rcytrcy01@yahoo.com    

Pat Patterson is gay too. I don't think anyone cares.

408 days ago
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arale norimaki    

is Shawn Michaels gay? He once did a photo shoot for play girl but didnt realise untill later that the magazine was aimed for men.

408 days ago
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arale norimaki    

Pat Patterson? Chris Kanyon?Orlando Jordan?

the most damning story was WWE's treatment of Chris Kanyon, a vulnerable individual who went to extreme lengths to keep his sexuality a secret from the boys in the back and was paralysed with fear that he would one day be found out. In the end, he realised that he was only fooling himself that his colleagues didn't know or at least suspect his sexual preferences, so he came out to the company and pitched a unique angle to the WWE creative team of being the first non-stereotypical, openly gay wrestler, but that idea fell on deaf ears. This eventually led to one of the most mean-spirited and reckless burials in company history for reasons that have never been adequately explained.

Upon his return to WWE televised programming after 15 months of injury problems and setbacks, he was made to take part in a skit clearly designed to mock his closeted homosexuality. Coming out of a crate as one of Paul Heyman's surprise gifts to The Undertaker, dressed up as Boy George and effeminately singing "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" so everyone got the point, he then received an utterly brutal gay bashing that was capped off by a completely unprotected chairshot to the head.”

408 days ago
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Ozzie X    

I'd butt f**k Sawn. After scrubing him down with bleach. Just sayin.

408 days ago
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smurfya    

Shawn, you're no Brett Hart

408 days ago
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