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SmackDown Star Says She Came Out As A Lesbian On National TV Out Of Nowhere

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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School WWF Veteran Chainz (Real name: Brian Lee Harris) celebrates his 52nd birthday today.

Known in other promotions like Smoky Mountain Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling as “Prime Time” Brian Lee and “Bulldozer” Brian Lee, he is probably a lot more famous for his 1994 WWF stint, where he played the character of The Undertaker (imposter), when “The Million Dollar Man” brought in a FAKE Undertaker that looked almost exactly like the original one, Mark Calaway.

When Brian Lee returned to the World Wrestling Federation 3 years later in 1997, he was known as Chainz, a proud member of The Disciples of Apocalypse along with Crush, Skull & 8-Ball.


• SmackDown Star Says She Came Out As A Lesbian On National TV Out Of Nowhere

During a recent interview with Sky Sports, SmackDown Live wrestler Sonya Deville recalled coming out as a lesbian on WWE Tough Enough and how it happened out of nowhere.

Below is what Sonya said:

“Mandy and I were both on the show. During the preliminary taping of the first premiere episode, they asked me if I was in a relationship. I had a girlfriend at the time.

Not only was I not expecting that question, I was in a bikini in high heels in front of Triple H and other WWE executives inside the ring! The other girls had spray tans and their extensions in, and they looked beautiful – and I was just like this MMA fighter chick. I felt so out of my comfort zone when they asked me that question.

I thought ‘what do I do… well, tell the truth, right?’ So I said, ‘yeah, I have a girlfriend, but she’s not my wife yet’.

I got nervous, and they all started smiling. I said, ‘oh my god, I just came out on national television’. And Triple H replied, ‘yeah you did!’ I just came back with, ‘oh well, that’s that!’

It was one of those spontaneous moments. It truly wasn’t planned, but I’m so grateful that it happened because after that, it not only gave me a new realization of what it means to be open and true to myself, but I feel like it helped me inspire other people.

If you’re scared to do it, my advice would be ‘do it’, because it was the best thing that ever happened. I’m not saying there’s not going to be trials and tribulations along the way, but in the end, the best life you can live is the life where you’re true to yourself.

My goal in talking about my sexuality publicly is just so that a scared little girl or little boy can see me do it and think, ‘wow, if she did it, then maybe it’s OK that I do it.’

It’s to encourage people to be themselves. Equality for all is what we should all want, between race, religion, gender, sexuality… it doesn’t matter.

We’re all equal and we should treat each other as such.”

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