Gay people are extremely flamboyant, effeminate, and easy to spot
One of the most infamous stereotypes that I, like many other wrestling fans came to recognize at an early, age is the stereotyping of gay people in wrestling. Now lets just ignore that pro-wrestling in general is full of gay undertones (or overtones depending on how you see it). The fact is that in a pseudo sport featuring oiled up men in tights doesn’t make you gay. In actuality, to be gay in wrestling you have to be everything close to what is the lowest common denominator in society’s view of homosexuals; you have to be something straight out of a Jerry Springer episode.
Most homosexuals in wrestling likely wear pink in various shades, are more than happy to slap their opponent’s butt, and are people you’ll want to avoid if you’re a man (for obvious reasons), and disassociate yourself from if you’re a woman because they’ll steal your makeup or go all Single White Female on you if they happen to be a lesbian.
While pro-wrestling has somewhat grown in its presentation of the gay community by not making all of gay wrestling characters villains (name one gay wrestling character that wasn’t a villain between the 1950s and late 90s), there are still those flamboyant homosexual wrestlers out there today like Paredyse and Cassandro that still carry the stereotype. And like myself, a young generation of wrestling fans first perception of homosexuals will be that you’re not gay unless you’re wearing pink, make up, and have an affinity with slapping men’s butts.