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A few years ago Darren Young decided to come out, and he became one of the first openly gay Superstars in WWE.

Young recently spoke to Fightful about what he went through, and he said that he initially panicked, but Vince McMahon was one of the first people to reach out to him.

“Vince McMahon was one of the first people who reached out to me right away when I came out publicly. He talked to me and genuinely had a great conversation for about 20 minutes. He talked about how his best friend, Pat Patterson, is gay, and how he respected my decision to come out.”

Young also noted that Vince McMahon didn’t want to incorporate his sexuality into WWE storylines, which he was cool with, but he did admit that he was upset when WWE let Finn Balor use LGBTQ colors.

“When I got released in 2017, I was more devastated that I was released and they put the LGBTQ colors on a good friend of mine in Finn Balor. It broke my heart. I wasn’t invited to WrestleMania to see the moves they were making. I cried like a baby, man. I was told I was always a part of the WWE family, and I wasn’t invited. I wish when I was a part of the company for so long they could have let me be myself or let me embrace the LGBTQ community.”

The full interview can be heard below.