WWE.com has issued a statement addressing Darren Young’s announcement via TMZ.com that is gay:

On TMZ this morning, WWE Superstar Darren Young revealed to the WWE Universe that he is gay. WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar. Today, in fact, Darren will be participating in one of our Be A STAR anti-bullying rallies in Los Angeles to teach children how to create positive environments for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation.

As noted earlier, John Cena told TMZ that it’s “wonderful” that Young decided to come out publicly – saying that he’s a true professional and he has the support of WWE.