Bron Breakker has been on a roll since his debut in NXT 2.0 back in September 2021. He has been the shining star of the brand, racking up wins left and right. While he is Rick Steiner’s son, it appears Breakker doesn’t want to be associated with his father’s transphobic comments about Gisele Shaw.

WWE Hall of Famer Rick Steiner paved the way for many tag team specialists to succeed in the industry. Unfortunately, he landed himself in hot water following Transphobic accusations.

April 1st was International Transgender Day of Visibility. Impact Wrestling star Gisele Shaw shared some very disturbing details about Rick Steiner that utterly shocked the pro wrestling world in a big way.

Gisele Shaw shared that Rick Steiner called her a lot of Transphobic slurs and hateful words that ended up baffling fans. Wrestlecon banned Rick Steiner from any future events.


While speaking with Phil Strum from Under the Ring, Bron Breakker was asked about the Transphobic comments his father was accused of making by Gisele Shaw. Breakker made it clear those comments are not a reflection of who Breakker is as a person.

“Yeah, you know, I appreciate the question. I can’t speak for my father, but that’s not a reflection of me and who I am and what I’m about.”

Even Chris Jericho called Rick Steiner bully after the ordeal. Transphobia has no place in professional wrestling, as the world is far more accepting of people from all walks of life. We certainly hope Gisele Shaw never has to deal with such an incident ever again.

What’s your take on this controversy? Do you think Rick Steiner should know better? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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