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Matt Cage Comes Out: Pro Wrestler Says 'I'm Gay'

By    |   Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 10:27 AM

After hiding his sexuality for years, pro wrestler "Money" Matt Cage came out as gay and said he hopes his fellow wrestlers and promoters will keep an open mind about him professionally.

Cage, whose real name is Matt Hullum, according to E! News, wrote on Facebook that he hid his sexuality for fear of rejection and told his closest friends that he was actually bisexual. He said in his post he has grown past that fear.

"That being said, it makes it much easier to post here publicly that I'm gay," Cage wrote on the post dated June 18. "For the longest time, I claimed that I was bisexual. When I privately came out to people that already know, I told them that this was the case. And it was. However, I have no real intentions of pursuing females at this stage of my life."

"I still find beautiful women beautiful. I don't think that'll ever change, he wrote. "But I think that to continue to claim something that's not true is just continuing a streak (of) dishonesty and I don't want that. Sorry, ladies. I'm officially pulling myself off of the market. Don't hate me too bad."

He thanked his friends and fans on his Facebook post for supporting him and hoped that

"I was the same person yesterday as I am right now, just now, I have a bit more weight lifted off of my shoulders," Cage said in the post.

Many of the comments about his Facebook post appeared to be positive, prompting Jim Buzinski of SB Nation Outsports to point out the support.

"Big props to Matt for posting this and for the wrestling community to support him," Buzinski wrote.

Some on Facebook talked about Cage's opportunity to be a role model for others.

"Thanks for coming out," wrote Jim Rios. "You will be a role model in ways you never thought possible."

Todd Hammondadded: "I really respect and have the deepest admiration for you and the person you are just from this post. You're a role model to many including myself and I wish you nothing but the best professionally and personally."

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