AEW news: Nyla Rose has become the first transgender wrestler to win a major title


Nyla Rose has made history by becoming the first transgender competitor to take home a major title after winning the 'All Elite Wrestling' Women's World Championship.

Nyla, known as 'The Beast', came away the winner after a tough bout with 'Riho' on AEW Dynamite held in Austin on Wednesday.

As Nyla held her newly won belt in the air, the historic moment was almost overshadowed by a gaffe from former WWE commentator Jim Ross, who said: "Nyla Rose is the king of the mountain."

Slip ups aside, this win is the result of determination and resilience from 37-year-old Nyla, who has faced criticism and online trolling since becoming the first openly transgender woman to sign for a major wrestling promotion in February. 

Nyla spoke about the backlash to Ring the Belle: "I feel like a lot of people are kind of projecting their own unhappiness on to me and using me as an outlet, a punching bag, if you will.

"It sucks and please stop doing it.

“I celebrate Christmas. You can give me that for Christmas, just stop. But I get it.

“Some people are a little bit confused. Because for some reason a lot of male fans when they watch wrestling, they judge how good it is by how funny their pants feel.

“So when I come on the TV and their pants feel tingly, they get a little confusing. I get that, but it’s ok.


“It doesn’t change anything about you that doesn’t want to change. You don’t have to have some internal conflict struggle.

“But if you want to talk about it we can just please stop calling me names.”

Despite the harsh start to life in AEW, Nyla is now making waves in the new wrestling venture backed by Fulham owner Shahid Khan.

Whatever the future holds, Nyla Rose has her place in the history books after Wednesday's win.

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