AEW crowns first ever trans World Champion

Duncan

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Not to take away from this milestone of the first trans woman wrestling champion, but you got to hand it to the chemistry between the two performers in Riho and Rose. There was every reason in the world for this match to be bad but THEY FUCKING DID THE WORK.

Their first match exceeded expectations and this one was so much better. Proud of everyone involved.

This is only the beginning for you Nyla. Go to work, woman!
 
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Sophia

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Enough with the derail about spoilers. The live event is over with anyhow. Please get back on topic as this is a significant event for transgender women.
 
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Not to take away from this milestone of the first trans woman wrestling champion, but you got to hand it to the chemistry between the two performers in Riho and Rose. There was every reason in the world for this match to be bad but THEY FUCKING DID THE WORK.

Their first match exceeded expectations and this one was so much better. Proud of everyone involved.

This is only the beginning for you Nyla. Go to work, woman!
God they worked so well together. I’m looking forward to the eventual rematch.
 

excelsiorlef

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Fun fact Nyla was the lead role in a trans sitcom that I auditioned twice for for two different supporting roles.

In a different world we'd have been cast mates.

I'm so excited right now.
 

piratepwnsninja

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To quote myself from the AEW thread:

This got lost in the rapid fire posts about Cobb since it happened right after, but I really wanted to reiterate how much it meant to my 13yo who identifies as they/them to witness wrestling TV history live with Nyla Rose winning the championship. They were over the moon excited about it, even though they love Riho, too. I know they aren't perfect. I know they have people with trash political views on their roster. But at least they do try in other ways that matter, and I do give them major kudos for that.
 

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Nyla hasn’t exactly been my favorite wrestler on the division but if she keeps having matches like tonight she might end up as one of my faves. Can hardly recognize her from her first few matches to where she is now, like seriously that’s so much improvement so fast.

She’s growing on me like Kenny’s theme song. From “Ehhhhh” to “Oh shit that’s fun.”
 

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I dunno much about wrestling, to be honest. But seeing this is inspiring as a trans women. Even years after transitioning, I still sometimes think "Maybe I shouldn't get involved with <activity> because I'll be judged for being a transgender woman..."

And this girl is out here winning championships.
 

fauxtrot

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Nyla Rose is fucking rad and I was so happy to see her win tonight! I will say, they need to upgrade the championship belt though, it looked small even on Riho.
 

solidussnaku

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Landmark event. Really glad they went down this route. She wasn't ready, both wrestling and promo wise, last hear when they did her intial8run for the belt.


But like other wrestlers on the roster, Nyla putthe work in and AEW put the work in her and made her such a dominating, watchable heel. Combine that with much improved promos and she quickly got to the level where she did deserve a run with the belt.

.incredibly happy for her and aew. Nyla is a PoC too!
 

sharkkiee

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Thanks for the spoiler...not! not all of us are based in the US...I'm pretty annoyed right now as I was going to watch it as soon as I got home from work a few hours ago, had a quick browse on here and see your post...... IF I had of watched an episode of a TV series and did the same thing you think people would be pleased?
 

Chie Satonaka

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Just got finished watching it. It would have been nice being able to watch the show without the spoiler. Thanks, OP!

I don't particularly care for Nyla Rose as a performer, but regardless, this is a historical moment, and that match was considerably better than I expected.

Congrats to her.
 

eonden

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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
Oh god. I remember everyone being like "oh yeah all rumors are Santino is getting ready for the Rumble, lets hope they dont put her in the womens rumble again" before the Royal Rumble. And WWE decided that the thing everyone was afraid they would do because it is stupid was a good thing to do.
 

Aiii

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What I love most about this is the crowd reactions. There's no shitty signs, no shitty chants, just legitimate reactions to this beast of a woman doing beastly wrestling things. As special as all of this is, the fact it's being generally treated as not-special and just a regular normal thing by both the company and the fans is an incredibly strong message in itself.

Doesn't just show with Nyla, but also with Sonny Kiss. He's not treated as a freak, or as a weird anomaly, his fluidity isn't a gimmick. He's just Sonny Kiss, the wrestler.
 

she_esh

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Fantastic, really looking forward to watching this later.

Pretty out of the loop and have only been watching AEW for a few months so this thread is legit the first time hearing she's trans too.
 
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They don’t even mention that she’s trans. They just refer to her as an ass kicking woman.

If it was WWE it would be a very different story.
I could only imagine the WWE would've handled it one of two ways, either go the tasteless "let's have the heel slander her on television to get heat" or call so much attention to the fact to prop theirselves up.
 

Mingoguaya

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I dunno much about wrestling, to be honest. But seeing this is inspiring as a trans women. Even years after transitioning, I still sometimes think "Maybe I shouldn't get involved with <activity> because I'll be judged for being a transgender woman..."

And this girl is out here winning championships.
So, Sophia is #AllElite? 🙌🏽🙌🏽😁

On a more serious note, it was awesome seeing Nyla win. I've heard some interviews with her and to know the struggle that she has suffered to get to where she is and the backlash that surely is coming her way just because some people can't understand her makes me appreciate her feat even more.
 

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This had me and my wife high fiving in our living room like utter dorks. The match was excellent and it was the right time to put the belt on Nyla. From a wrestling perspective it was the best episode yet. From a history making perspective, it's one for the books.
 

shintoki

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AEW won't do that. They built the company on being inclusive.
This so much.

Riho would not have been champ in WWE, let alone even allowed in the company
Marko Stunt would just be a gimmick and throw out in 15 seconds of a Rumble
Nyla would have to be dragged through the dirt in WWE
 

Seik

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Something I loved too was that Nyla had a backstage 'bubbleh' moment after the win where she bitched at people, Jericho-style.
 

Valentus

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God Bless Dustin Rhodes as a coach.

The match was amazing, i always felt that Riho was a little timid in AEW compared in Japan (only watched some matches on youtube), but in this match and the match with shoko nakajima, you can feel that she is more confortable with wrestling in US soil.

Congratz to Nyla, making history hell yeah.

And i expect the inminent Rematch in Revolution to be just as good as this match.
 

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Boy I’m sure Jim Cornette will have some shitty things to say about this on his podcast, given his recent whining about AEW being “All Inclusive Wrestling” like that’s a bad thing.
 

Aiii

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Boy I’m sure Jim Cornette will have some shitty things to say about this on his podcast, given his recent whining about AEW being “All Inclusive Wrestling” like that’s a bad thing.
Jim Cornette should be on the list of other YouTube/Podcast figures that are persona non grata on these forums, to be fair. It's only his obscurity that keeps him from that. Maybe we can honor code not mentioning him amongst ourselves.
 

Heynongman!

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Yeah this is legit cool. It's also exciting from a story perspective because it means her and Statlander can have a good ol fashioned hoss fued over the belt
 

Seik

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God Bless Dustin Rhodes as a coach.

The match was amazing, i always felt that Riho was a little timid in AEW compared in Japan (only watched some matches on youtube), but in this match and the match with shoko nakajima, you can feel that she is more confortable with wrestling in US soil.

Congratz to Nyla, making history hell yeah.

And i expect the inminent Rematch in Revolution to be just as good as this match.
Ooh I didn't know Dustin was her coach, awesome!
Boy I’m sure Jim Cornette will have some shitty things to say about this on his podcast, given his recent whining about AEW being “All Inclusive Wrestling” like that’s a bad thing.
Jim Cornette has a lot of shitty takes in store.
 

Super Craig

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Oct 27, 2017
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Cornette hasn’t had a problem with Nyla in the past IIRC. He did suggest working her being trans into her character though.
 

Kyuuji

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Can’t attest to being into wrestling so thanks for making others aware - really good news and great to see. Will always bring a smile seeing trans success. Sounds like it was a great match reading the responses here.
 

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It's amazing to see. And what a match. Nyla and Riho have incredible chemistry together. I've been a Nyla Rose fan since day one (of AEW!) and I'm super happy that they've put the belt on her. It's gonna be a fun run with it I think.

ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US KENNY
 

Box

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Congratulations to her. I don't watch wrestling and have questions (relating to the sport) but I realise this isn't the place.

Could someone be so kind as to link me a thread that will explain why this wouldn't happen in WWE? I'm a little confused.
Also I greatly enjoyed those suplexes off the back of the suplex thread :D