AEW Fight For The Fallen will feature Cody Rhodes’ TNT Title defense against Sonny Kiss. One fan showed their displeasure about this match by releasing a homophobic tweet. Both Cody and Dustin Rhodes responded to shut that down.
The tweet has been deleted, and the Twitter account who said that has now been suspended. The tweet was left up for quite a while which gave a lot of people a chance to see it, and show Sonny Kiss their support.
Sonny Kiss release a public statement to thank everyone for their support. He then went on to say that he’s always been open about who he is, and he stands with everyone’s efforts to make wrestling safe for everyone.
“Thank you everyone for the overwhelming amount of support. It truly means a lot to me.
I’ve been incredibly open and comfortable with who I am since I was practically a baby. You can’t shame someone who is unabashed.
LGBTQ+ community and allies, I completely stand with you guys in making wrestling a more positive and comfortable escape for everyone. That is something that we should all strive for. So, once again, I thank you!
I’ll close with this:
Sadly, I’d imagine the people on social media who spew hatred are often feeling more pain and sadness than what they’re inflicting on others. I won’t speak for everyone and I will continue to respect everyone’s responses that come naturally to them. We’re human. We have emotions. For me, I try my best to not counter hate with hate, but rather with confidence.
An eye for an eye… well, you know the rest.
To the LGBTQ+; community: this Wednesday. It’s ON! This is not only for me, but for US! I’m going into this match feeling better than ever.”
Sonny Kiss will certainly give it his all at AEW Fight For The Fallen. The TNT Open Challenge has received quite a focus from the pro wrestling community. He obviously understands the kind of attention that will be on him, and that situation is amplified by this unfortunate situation.