Matt Cage has come out as gay in a Facebook post, saying he spent too much time “lying, hiding and depressed because I felt like I couldn’t truly be who I wanted to be.”
“I have discovered that I truly don’t care as much about rejection anymore. And I why should I?” he wrote. “My friends will like me for me, flaws and all. My family will love me for me. My peers will respect me for my work. And complete strangers can think whatever they want, because they’re strangers and they don’t know me. That being said, it makes it much easier to post here publicly that I’m gay.”
Matt, who has wrestled for Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South and Dragon Cat USA, said that he had only come out to a select few prior to now and that he would usually say he was bisexual.
“I truly have nothing to hide anymore. I spent the majority of my life lying, hiding and depressed because I felt like I couldn’t truly be who I wanted to be and live freely as I saw fit,” he continued. “I had to act and that’s not me. I, nor anyone else, should have to do that.
And he has a message to fans who might be in the closet like he was until just days ago: “To anyone who has ever been scared of just being real and telling the truth, you shouldn’t be. Yes, I was. But if the people you care about, or even those you don’t, are good people, it won’t matter… the way it SHOULD be.”