All Elite Wrestling Star Nyla Rose was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated’s Dan Greene on a number of topics including working at the level she currently is in, her gender, All Elite Wrestling’s Women’s Division and more.
According to Sports Illustrated, Nyla Rose is still adjusting to the spotlight and attention she has been getting ever since the women’s match at AEW Double Or Nothing. Rose said that almost 85% of her current Twitter followers only came after she debuted with All Elite Wrestling.
Six months ago, All Elite Wrestling Executive Vice President Kenny Omega contacted Nyla Rose by sending her a direct message on Twitter and that is how Nyla Rose transformed her career from a low-level indie wrestler to becoming a star in All Elite Wrestling. Sports Illustrated also said that Nyla Rose became the first-ever transgender wrestler signed by a major wrestling promotion in the United States after signing her contract with AEW.
When asked about working at the level she currently is in, Nyla Rose said, “A few months ago here you are thinking you’re this little speck on this giant blue planet.” “Now suddenly you’re thrust into this position like, oh holy crap, I can make a difference. So I don’t take that lightly.”
Nyla Rose was then asked about her gender as well as the critics that may and will come her way now that she is working at the level she currently is in and the attention she is getting. Nyla Rose said, “If I can bear the weight, if I can hold up all the hatred and everything and carry that on my back, I know that I’m strong enough to do it.” “If the people out there need to beat me up and I need to absorb that so that the next generation, the youth, can have an easier time, I gladly welcome that.”
Rose then talked about establishing and setting the tone for the women’s division in All Elite Wrestling. She said, “I’m really hoping to set the tone and set the pace and create that environment that’s going to fuel the next generation.” “Not just trans people, but inspire anybody to say, ‘Hey, these women lit that on fire. I want to be that. I want to do that.'”
Regarding the critics, Rose said that she is prepared to do anything to win them over. Rose said, “AEW has felt that I am worthy of a chance.” “All I can ask is that some of the people out there, the fans who might be a little bit tight-minded, just give me a chance to show you what I can do in the ring. That’s all.”