WWE could be set to make Kalisto a gay hairdresser in new gimmick

Published 5 Comments

Football News

Vince McMahon and the WWE are apparently interested in promoting NXT star Kalisto to the main roster where they plan on giving him the gimmick of a gay hairdresser.

Gay Hairdresser

Yes that is completely serious. According to reports from Reddit user and backstage insider MetsFan4Ever, who has become infamous in the wrestling community for breaking WWE news, the company are seriously ready to make the flying luchador a gay hairdresser.

Previous reports suggested that the WWE were keen on promoting Kalisto as soon as possible given the lack of Latino talent on TV driving away Latino fans since Rey Mysterio stopped appearing on Raw and such. But not like this.

It is believed that WWE originally wanted to develop Kalisto as the New Rey, but officials gave him a tryout recently as an unmasked gay hairstylist and it seems the bosses want to push forward with it.

“He blew away officials, no pun intended, with his portrayal, to the point that he is seriously being considered doing that gimmick instead of continuing with the Kalisto gimmick"

The WWE has a great record in working with equal rights campaigners like 'No H8' and GLAAD with Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, Daniel Bryan, and Batista joining the LGBT community for equality.

Incredibly Offensive

But I see no way that this can be played without it being incredibly offensive. Vince McMahon is hardly known for his sensitivity and WWE fans don't tend to be the most liberal bunch.

The WWE would do well to have more gay characters, but if done in the typical Vince style it will almost certainly be humiliating to Kalisto - a very accomplished wrestler - and offensive to the WWE's only openly gay wrestler Darren Young as well as the wider LGBT community.

Past Failures

The company's last foray into homosexual characters ended up with a gay tag team made up of the straight as a ruler duo of Billy Gunn and Chuck Palumbo. They were made out to be heels though, because they were gay. 

And then there was Rico, who in the early 2000's debuted as homosexual/incredibly camp wrestler. Rico became a jobber fairly quickly and was released just two years after making his debut.

If you thought Adrian Neville getting a "mighty mouse" gimmick was bad enough, then Vince has gazumped it a million times over.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms

Vince McMahon

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - WWE Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again