AEW crowns first ever trans World Champion

Bacalao

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Oct 27, 2017
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Congrats to Nyla! Not only did she win but the match somehow turned out to be one of AEW's absolute best so far. Great, great stuff.
 

Agar25

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Imagine Vince doing something like this? Can you imagine the disgusting angle they would’ve tried to go with? Congratulations to her, it was a great match as well

AEW Dynamite! Wednesday’s on TNT
 

remz

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Imagine Vince doing something like this? Can you imagine the disgusting angle they would’ve tried to go with? Congratulations to her, it was a great match as well

AEW Dynamite! Wednesday’s on TNT
You just know exactly what Vince would do based on his previous tabloid media based angles
 

IMCaprica

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I legit cried. I've been watching wrestling all my life since the days of WCW and I never thought I'd live to see the day women like me would be represented in a big televised pro wrestling company. Then AEW happened. Then I thought maybe there was a chance of seeing a trans woman as champion but I didn't know when. I expected Nyla to win, but it hadn't really sunk in until it happened. Feels good.
 
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I legit cried. I've been watching wrestling all my life since the days of WCW and I never thought I'd live to see the day women like me would be represented in a big televised pro wrestling company. Then AEW happened. Then I thought maybe there was a chance of seeing a trans woman as champion but I didn't know when. I expected Nyla to win, but it hadn't really sunk in until it happened. Feels good.
❤
 

TheMadTitan

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I legit cried. I've been watching wrestling all my life since the days of WCW and I never thought I'd live to see the day women like me would be represented in a big televised pro wrestling company. Then AEW happened. Then I thought maybe there was a chance of seeing a trans woman as champion but I didn't know when. I expected Nyla to win, but it hadn't really sunk in until it happened. Feels good.
Maybe it's because I haven't watched wrestling since Kane removed his mask and his hair went with it so I'm a bit detached from the subject matter, so maybe I don't have a leg to stand on. However, I say this post reaction is more important than people's feelings on spoilers.
 

Bacalao

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Oct 27, 2017
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I legit cried. I've been watching wrestling all my life since the days of WCW and I never thought I'd live to see the day women like me would be represented in a big televised pro wrestling company. Then AEW happened. Then I thought maybe there was a chance of seeing a trans woman as champion but I didn't know when. I expected Nyla to win, but it hadn't really sunk in until it happened. Feels good.
:-)
 

Knight613

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The best part is that they didn't really try to flaunt this as some sort of milestone achievement the way WWE would to try and look more progressive than they are. She was just a woman who won the title tonight.
 

SageShinigami

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Fucking DOPE. I love Nyla. I want her to powerbomb every woman she faces through a fucking table after every match now.
 

crazyfunster

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Nyla is the most improved AEW roster member since the debut. She's learned a lot in a few months. She was pretty bad when she started, but they've worked with her and she's been able to learn, she's good now.

Well deserved, though I think she's only going to have a short reign and lose it to Statlander (which is fine, Statlander's awesome too)

Nyla's also a huge KI fan so she has better taste in fighting games than Kenny Omega. She's done shout outs with her gear to Orchid before.
 

Seik

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That match was stellar, she deserved it.

Great match for Riho as well, she got slammed pretty fucking hard.

That said, that Women Championship belt is way too small, It's like it was made for Riho ffs. I hope they'll have a bigger, more grandiose belt later on.
 

Musubi

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The best part is that they didn't really try to flaunt this as some sort of milestone achievement the way WWE would to try and look more progressive than they are. She was just a woman who won the title tonight.
Yeah WWE really tries to make a show of how "progressive" they are. Which like end of the day I'm sure the women appreciate having a Royal Rumble and Main Eventing Wrestlemania and stuff but the way its all presented makes my eyes roll in the back of my head. Just let their talent speak for itself.
 

ScribbleD

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Oct 28, 2017
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Imagine Vince doing something like this? Can you imagine the disgusting angle they would’ve tried to go with? Congratulations to her, it was a great match as well

AEW Dynamite! Wednesday’s on TNT
Considering WWE just had Santino return at the Rumble in drag to enter the women's royal rumble match...

This is awesome from AEW, and Nyla has to feel on top of the world right now. Great for her. :D
 

Jeb

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I was gonna watch this later when I’m less busy, can we not make these reactionary spoiler threads please?
 

TheIlliterati

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Oct 28, 2017
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I originally thought Nyla should've won the first time back in October, but now I'm glad this is the way it went. Much like Hangman Page, a few months of work has made the push make more sense. Both Riho and Nyla genuinely impressed tonight.
 

AMAGON

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Dude, fucking spoilers please.

Great for her but cmon man, have some sensibilities for others.
 

efr

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Neat accomplishment. Sad Riho lost the title at a non ppv match. Shouldve waited til the 29th

add another to the less than 2 hours later and being spoiled in a thread title. Really sucks because i had this dvr’d for my commute tomorrow
 

ScoobsJoestar

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Neat accomplishment. Sad Riho lost the title at a non ppv match. Shouldve waited til the 29th
I think it’s important to make titles change in non-ppv matches to make the weekly shows important imo. Plus with only like 4 ppvs or so they have to make the weekly shows matter and this is a good way to do it.
 

efr

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I think it’s important to make titles change in non-ppv matches to make the weekly shows important imo. Plus with only like 4 ppvs or so they have to make the weekly shows matter and this is a good way to do it.
Usually I agree, but the historical significance of this shouldve been on a ppv. Not a random wed on tnt
 

AMAGON

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It's ~4am in the UK when this thread was posted. I guess it sucks for UK folk finding out when an American athlete/team wins before midnight US time....waking up to the news.
You're making it seem like the morning news or news media go over wrestling results like football or baseball.

It's easy to avoid wrestling spoilers til just now with this thread popping up.
 

AMAGON

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Spoiler culture.

It's a live sports event.

Fucking imbecilic.

Congrats to her ^o^
Live sports event and wrestling don't really fall under the same boat if the winners are determined.

Not knocking on wrestling as I do follow it but to compare it to a real sport that is not scripted is asinine.
 

efr

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I think that big stuff happening on random weds makes me want to tune in every wednesday instead of catching highlights though, you know? I get what you mean though.
If it was a tag belt change or jericho losing, id be fine with it.
Just the significance from a never before significance.
 
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Clearly having a wrestling match spoiled for you personally is more important than a historical landmark in the industry and for trans people everywhere
 

ScoobsJoestar

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Live sports event and wrestling don't really fall under the same boat if the winners are determined.

Not knocking on wrestling as I do follow it but to compare it to a real sport that is not scripted is asinine.
It’s a weird mix because it’s a fictional show like Game of Thrones but it’s also aired live in front of a live audience and stuff, so it has a similar vibe to sports in the sense of spoilers. I’m generally on the side of not trying to spoil people on it but also not expecting people to not spoil me because I get why things would feel that way. Plus with official twitter sources spoiling the shit out of the result hard to be mad at people for doing the same on social media you know? Wrestling spoilers always feel weird because I can see the argument from both sides.

If it was a tag belt change or jericho losing, id be fine with it.
Just the significance from a never before significance.
I kind of like it being done this way partially because the way some companies go out of their way to highlight “firsts” made it so artificial that it made me not care about them as much, if that makes sense. Like sometimes the “ultra important stage” treatment fills me with weird cynicism about the company trying to use it for the wrong reasons that keeps me from enjoying the moment lol. Tonight just felt like super casual in a “Yup that’s how things are” sort of way that felt refreshing and nice to see. I personally enjoyed this approach more tbh. I’m 100% happy with how it was done but I get preferring it done on a PPV.
 

Double 0

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Yeah fuck all that spoiler talk. This is awesome, and something I never expected in wrestling, especially presented this well.

Congrats to Nyla, and thank god AEW is doing what WWE would never.
 

efr

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It’s a weird mix because it’s a fictional show like Game of Thrones but it’s also aired live in front of a live audience and stuff, so it has a similar vibe to sports in the sense of spoilers. I’m generally on the side of not trying to spoil people on it but also not expecting people to not spoil me because I get why things would feel that way. Plus with official twitter sources spoiling the shit out of the result hard to be mad at people for doing the same on social media you know? Wrestling spoilers always feel weird because I can see the argument from both sides.



I kind of like it being done this way partially because the way some companies go out of their way to highlight “firsts” made it so artificial that it made me not care about them as much, if that makes sense. Like sometimes the “ultra important stage” treatment fills me with weird cynicism about the company trying to use it for the wrong reasons that keeps me from enjoying the moment lol. Tonight just felt like super casual in a “Yup that’s how things are” sort of way that felt refreshing and nice to see. I personally enjoyed this approach more tbh. I’m 100% happy with how it was done but I get preferring it done on a PPV.
The difference between social media and a forum like this, is that I can block keywords on twitter or avoid it entirely by not opening the app.

On a forum, you should just be able to avoid it by not going into X thread. If I post the end of the Last of US 2 an hour after release in a thread title or the end of whatever the new hot movie is an hour after it releases I’d likely get banned. Why is it okay when people spoil sports or tv shows before half the world even wakes up?
 

Rad Bandolar

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Guys, the world starts and stops at my convenience, so I’d appreciate it if you’d ask me if I’ve gotten around to seeing it before posting a thread.
 

excelsiorlef

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Trans rights?!

More like what about Spoiler rights?!

Anirite?!

Jfc

It's a significant event, it's up on Twitter.

Gain a modicum of perspective
 

efr

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Clearly having a wrestling match spoiled for you personally is more important than a historical landmark in the industry and for trans people everywhere
Your post history over the last few days is this thread and the aew thread. Would you be upset if I pm you what happens at the ppv at the end of month,12 hours before you’re able to watch it?
 

efr

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Guys, the world starts and stops at my convenience, so I’d appreciate it if you’d ask me if I’ve gotten around to seeing it before posting a thread.
Picard gets betrayed in the last episode of the season by an old character hidden inside a robot. It retcons Discovery and establishes JJ Abrams universe as canon to the tv show.
Shame you havent been able to see it like I already did.
 
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