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, it’s easy to hate “The Miracle” Mike Bennett’s cocky attitude and ruthless ambition. Outside the ring, though, the man so determined to destroy Total Nonstop Action’s most popular wrestlers en route to the World Heavyweight title is an admirable advocate for LGBT equality.
“It is very difficult, extremely
difficult for me, when I am in a group and someone says something [about gays] to not
speak up and say ‘That’s not right,'” shared Bennett during a recent interview. “I try to bite my tongue in certain situations, but I just can’t.”
Prior to arriving in TNA earlier this year, Bennett etched his place as one of the hottest tag team wrestlers in sports entertainment today. Known as “The Kingdom” with partner Matt Taven, and with stunning wife (and former Playboy covergirl) Maria Kanellis by his side, Bennett won championship gold in Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling (IWGP).