• WWE Wrestler Recalls Coming Out As Gay In Front Of Stephanie McMahon
During a recent appearance on WWE’s The Bump, WWE NXT wrestler Jake Atlas recalled coming out as gay in front of Stephanie McMahon on an episode of Celebrity Undercover Boss (he didn’t know he was talking to Stephanie).
Atlas told Stephanie that he wants to be the first openly gay WWE Champion.
Here’s what Atlas said:
“I wasn’t an ‘out’ performer before I met Stephanie. Meeting Stephanie undercover and not knowing it was Stephanie was so much better and helpful in a way.
I don’t know if I would have been able to talk to her if I knew it was Stephanie.
Meeting Stephanie and coming out to her…I mean, I came out to one of the most powerful people in professional wrestling.
[After filming] I was a mess, and I was crying, and she hugged me. But I took a moment to myself and said if I was able to have this conversation and be open and authentic, to again, one of the most powerful people in pro wrestling, then I can do anything that I set my mind to.
I can be honest, I can be open, and I can be successful. I’m so grateful for that opportunity.”
WATCH: Stephanie McMahon Kisses Vince McMahon:
• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Legend Tatanka (Real name: Chris Chavis) celebrates his 60th birthday today.
After wrestling several house show matches in 1991, Tatanka made his televised World Wrestling Federation debut on the February 1, 1992 episode of WWF Superstars and managed to have one of the greatest and most memorable undefeated streaks in professional wrestling history, before Ludvig Borga beat him after almost 2 years.
Tatanka continued to wrestle for the WWF until early 1996 after a heel turn at SummerSlam 1994, where he joined “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Corporation stable.
He returned to the now renamed WWE for another run from 2005 till 2007 and has also returned occasionally since then, usually for “Old School” specials like “Old School RAW” episodes or Battle Royals.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TATANKA!