Pro Wrestling Comes Out of the Closet

Pro Wrestling Comes Out of the Closet

Pro Wrestling Comes Out of the Closet

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
March 30 2010 2:38 PM

Pro Wrestling Comes Out of the Closet

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Because by some weird clause in the American Redneck handbook nearly naked men pinning each other to the ground before a jeering crowd has never been considered gay, it’s a big deal that last night on Spike TV Total Nonstop Action wrestling debuted the first-ever openly bisexual pro wrestler, Orlando Jordan . At his first match, Jordan, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound guy, entered the TNA arena flanked by hot escorts, crawled through the ring, and sat down in front of a tri-colored bisexual pride flag. Then he fake-kicked the fake-crap out of some dudes, as pro wrestlers do. No problems here.

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Apparently there have been a few "gay" characters for the benefit of pro-wrestling theatrics before: Gorgeous George and "Exotic" Adrian Street, both of whome were played by straight guys performing as flamboyant, over-the-top "stereotypical" gay men in the ring. But according to one blog , TNA and Spike weren’t happy with they way Jordan’s real-life boyfriend rubbed his crotch pre-game. Note to wrestlers: It’s only OK if you’re pretending to like the crotch rub!