Nyla Rose Discusses Diversity In AEW

4 months ago by Amanda DeChene

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Nyla Rose Discusses Diversity In AEW

As Lio Rush’s announcement of his free agent status from AEW next month comes on the heels of his speaking out regarding diversity within the company, Nyla Rose has also weighed in.

In speaking to hometown news outlet DCW50, Rose discussed her experience in AEW, saying:

“I genuinely believe Tony [Khan] just puts talent above all else. You know, and talent comes [in] many forms, many faces, from everywhere. But I do [believe Tony was thinking about diversity when shaping AEW] because Tony himself, being a minority, being brown skin, owns a professional wrestling company. That’s unheard of. That has never happened.

“So for all this talk about the diversity in front of the camera, there’s so much diversity behind the camera that I feel often goes overlooked and it’s an incredible feeling. The company through and through is just every color of the rainbow. I do believe it’s not a matter of checking boxes for Tony but it’s a matter of giving those opportunities because he knows what it’s like, he’s been there.”

Nyla Rose is no stranger to breaking barriers in the wrestling industry, as the first openly transgender performer to be signed to a major professional wrestling promotion upon joining AEW in 2019.

Transcription via POST Wrestling

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