John Cena and the WWE on Thursday applauded WWE superstar Darren Young on coming out gay.

The 29-year-old Young came out in the course of being asked how the WWE would react if a wrestler came out gay and whether a gay wrestler could succeed in the sport.

“Absolutely,” Young told a cameraman Wednesday at a Los Angeles airport terminal. “Look at me. I'm a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I'll tell you right now, I'm gay. And I'm happy. I'm very happy.”

“I know Darren personally,” Cena told TMZ. “Darren is a great guy. And that's a very bold move for him. And congratulations for him for actually finally doing it. Good for him. It doesn't affect his work. He's a wonderful worker in the ring.”

The WWE agreed in a statement: “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.”