Nyla Rose is one of the most successful competitors in the AEW women’s division. Rose is a former AEW Women’s World Champion and has become popular with fans for her quick wit on social media and powerful performances inside the ring. While Nyla is transgender, she does not feel it’s necessary to include that in her wrestling character.
Despite being a groundbreaking performer, Nyla thinks gender has very little to do with what she does between the ropes. The Native Beast talked about keeping her gender separate from her character on a recent episode of “The Sessions with Renee Paquette.” Rose says while it is an important part of who she is, it has nothing to do with wrestling.
“The answer is very simple and I wish it was a little bit more in-depth for you, but I don’t win matches with my gender. It’s not important. I also feel like on a theatrical level, it’s not entertaining.
It’s important as a fact of who I am, but what I do in the ring, and the reason that I’m performing, the reason that I’m out there wrestling, it has no bearing on that whatsoever. So why make it a part of the character? It’s part of who I am, but not what I do.”
Nyla has been working a lot of matches for AEW Dark and Elevation recently. Her last televised match was with Thunder Rosa at Battle of the Belts II for the AEW Women’s World Championship. Nyla was unsuccessful, but it is likely she will work her way back into the title picture over time.
Nyla has also been featured in vignettes AEW has been airing to celebrate Pride Month. The promotion has always tried to be as inclusive as possible with its roster. For Nyla Rose, talent and charisma make the character, not gender.
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