Nyla Rose is considered to be one of the more dominant female wrestlers on the planet. The AEW star has an issue with a certain part of the pro wrestling fandom.

While on the “Complex Unsanctioned” podcast, Nyla mentioned that she has a pet peeve towards American fans about pro wrestling actually being fake. Like many wrestlers, she got offended by the ordeal.

“In America, you tell people you’re a wrestler, and they’re like ‘is it the fake sh*t?’

“That’s the first thing they say! Ok, even if it was or wasn’t that’s like hella disrespectful because I just told you I do it. Like why would your immediate reaction be ‘let me s*** on it,’ that’s wild.”


Rose also feels that a lack of respect towards wrestling in North America when compared to her time wrestling for Japanese promotions like Sendai Girls. She said that moments like that were common during her time in Japan, despite not being a name-brand talent in the country.

I wrote [on my customs form] ‘entertainer/professional wrestler.’ The customs agent, who damn well has no idea who Nyla Rose is, reads this and goes ‘professional wrestler!?'” Rose gushed. “I made his day like he met a doctor or a president or something. Just respected on a different level there.”

“It wasn’t that they cared I was Nyla Rose. They were just happy to meet a wrestler. Wrestling means so much you could be whoever but wrestling as a form of entertainment brings so many people happiness and so much enjoyment, they were just happy to meet a wrestler.”

The Native Beast might find it annoying at Americans’ insistence on calling out the pre-determined nature of wrestling, but Rose is grateful for her time in AEW so far. Nyla also revealed that AEW EVP Kenny Omega reached out to bring her into the company at a point when she was “so down on [her]self.”

Pro wrestling will always have a stigma in the United States, because it’s a fixed sport. But non-fans need to educate themselves on what the wrestlers do in order to entertain the masses.

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Andre Porter

Andre is a passionate wrestling fan and journalist with years of experience covering the WWE. He has attended numerous wrestling events and has a deep understanding of the sport. In addition to his writing, Andre is also a graduate of The University of Arts with a BFA in multimedia and enjoys film, comics, and all Philadelphia sports. He is also an avid follower of John Cena on Twitter.

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