If this gets a legitimate push for the PTP I'm all for the opportunistic exploitation of Young's personal life. I just really hope they don't go the flamboyant gay wrestler gimmick ala Rico from 3 Minute Warning.
This was so shocking to come out while all of WWE is in LA for Summerslam, with the entire roster commenting on Twitter within minutes of the TMZ posting. I don't think its a work, but the timing of the announcement wasn't random either.
He has defended it 13 times (profightdb.com) since winning it. He was defending it roughly every 30 days, until a barren stretch from 10/28/13 to 2/10/14. Though, his 13 defenses do average out to one every 25 days of his reign.