Pro wrestling is all about inclusivity and acceptance. Prominent promotions such as WWE, AEW and Impact Wrestling have done a lot of work to remove barriers for their employees.

Speaking of Impact Wrestling, one of their stars recently disclosed their sexual orientation to the public. Gisele Shaw announced in a series of interviews that she is a transgender woman.

Impact Wrestling said in a statement that they fully support Shaw, who informed the promotion of her decision to disclose her sexual orientation several months ago. Impact’s Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore expressed his views on the matter.

“IMPACT Wrestling has been at the forefront of empowering female performers for over 15 years. Our company believes featuring storylines with women athletes and characters from all different walks of life can not only entertain, but also inspire.

“Inclusiveness and representation are important to IMPACT and parent company Anthem Sports & Entertainment, but I’ll also add Gisele is in IMPACT Wrestling because of her wrestling ability, her charisma and because she fits in with our roster. She is in IMPACT Wrestling because she’s one of the best young talents anywhere in the business.”

Shaw is continuing to receive support from peers and fans alike. It’s great to see that she is living the life on her own terms, and that is what matters above all else. Keep reading Ringside News for more!

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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