TMZ says Young has been living with his boyfriend of two years and “deeply in love” with the man. That supposedly is the biggest reason he decided to make the revelation.
Young certainly seemed happy and tranquil when he made the unexpected announcement to a TMZ cameraman earlier this week.
Though he is not the first gay professional wrestler, he is believed to be the first high-profile pro wrestler to come out while being active. He has received support from basketball player Jason Collins, who came out earlier this year. WWE superstar John Cena also gave an incredible show of support to Young when asked about it this week.