All Elite Wrestling has taken pride in their talent roster reflecting a wide array of lifestyles and cultures. For the LGBTQ community, professional wrestling hasn’t always been the safest of spaces. Tony Khan and his team are trying to change that.
Sonny Kiss is one of several members of the AEW roster to fall into that category. He says it’s all about representation. He wants fans to look at these wrestlers as performers, not who they are in their personal lives.
Kiss recently talked to the Shining Wizards podcast. There, he talked about the accommodations the promotion has made for LGBTQ wrestlers. There have been some negative moments, but Sonny thinks things are headed in the right direction.
“They have 7-8 different LGBTQ wrestlers on a national platform performing. Nyla [Rose] won the Women’s Championship. First-ever transgender woman to do that. During Black History Month, at that…
I’m in the women’s locker room while I’m on the men’s roster. When the women train, I train too. And we train with Dustin Rhodes. Dustin Rhodes is basically like the ‘Fit Finlay’ of the women’s division at AEW. He helps us and gets us prepared for matches and stuff like that.”
Sonny Kiss is hoping that more representation of the differences that commonly occur among humans can help stem the tide of hatred. There are still several instances where people will slip up. Sonny believes AEW is doing their part to make hate a thing of the past in the world of wrestling.
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