History, of sorts, was made Monday evening on Spike TV's Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling. Orlando Jordan debuted as the first openly bisexual wrestler at a major U.S.-based professional wrestling promotion.
The former WWE star publicly came out as bi in 2006, although he said management and fellow pro-wrestlers had been aware for some time. In a 2006 interview, Jordan says, "The first words out of [WWE CEO] Vince McMahon's mouth were, 'Goddamn it Orlando that’s money!?' He wanted to do it right away but somewhere along the way it got stopped."
Jordan made his TNA debut January 4 but this week's 'coming out' episode was even over-the-top by wrestling's standards, reports Cyd Ziegler at Outsports. "Jordan was lowered from the ceiling wrapped in caution tape that said, 'Cross the Line.' He then crawled and rolled around the ring like a cat on the prowl. He left the ring, walked over to a curtain and whipped off his sunglasses to reveal…he was wearing eyeshadow! The curtain raised to reveal a pretty woman and hot guy sitting on a couch with a picture connecting two male symbols and one female symbol. Jordan sat between the two and the camera cut away to a commentator who was nearly left speechless: 'Well folks I don’t know what to make of that, but we’ll continue nonetheless.'"
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