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Professional wrestling legend Pat Petterson of the WWE has come out as gay, TMZ reports.

During en episode of WWE's "Legends' House", Patterson comes clean in front of his colleagues, in a highly emotional segment.

"For once in my life I'm going to be me now," he states. 

He's kept his secret from the public for 50 years, and even had a partner for 40 years, who has since passed away. You can watch the emotional, and supportive segment below.