This past week Frederick Douglas Rosser, better known as WWE Superstar Darren Young, came out of the closet rather nonchalantly during an impromptu with TMZ. While professional wrestling is no stranger to performers coming out after retiring, Young is the first to openly declare his sexuality while still employed by the company.
And now he’s set to make his video game debut in WWE2K14, as the game’s official twitter announced earlier today:
— WWE 2K (@WWEgames) August 16, 2013
This not only makes Darren Young the first openly gay professional wrestler, but also one of the first openly gay video game characters in a sports-title. Not to mention one of very few openly gay playable characters in all of gaming.
WWE2K14 comes out (heh) October 29th in North America, and November 1st internationally.