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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

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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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

432 days ago


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.

432 days ago

Dan Frederiksen    

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

432 days ago

Barry Soetoro    

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

432 days ago


Vince McMahom is gay and many wrestlers have said it

432 days ago


Wasn't Gorgeous George gay?

432 days ago


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

432 days ago


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

432 days ago


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

Run, Shawn, Run!

432 days ago


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

432 days ago


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

432 days ago

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.

431 days ago

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.”

431 days ago

Ozzie X    

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

431 days ago


Shawn, you're no Brett Hart

431 days ago
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