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Nyla Rose Quietly Makes History as AEW’s First Transgender Wrestler

Nyla Rose’s tenure with All Elite Wrestling began with what she believed was a joke. It had to be. Late last year she was a fledgling independent wrestler largely unknown in the U.S., as evidenced by her mere 600 or so Twitter followers. Yet here was Kenny Omega—then New Japan’s IWGP heavyweight champion, considered by many the best wrestler in the world today—reaching out unprompted to Rose via direct message.

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