Nyla Rose knows the responsibility of being a role model.
The current AEW Women's Champion is not only in the spotlight for what she's accomplished in the ring, but as a transgender wrestler, she's looked to as being a voice for other transgender athletes. And while it's a role she understands, Nyla still finds the thought of being a role model a little weird.
"I don't feel that I'm a role model because I still think I'm lil ol' me," she said on Talk is Jericho with Chris Jericho. "But I do see people say that online and that's crazy to me, so I feel there is a responsibility to take that title and do good with it. I kind of have to be a role model in that regard. Who else is on the platform that I have at the moment?"
Elsewhere during the interview, Nyla discussed the backlash she's received over competing in the AEW Women's division, wondering why so many people on the outside have an issue with her while no one in AEW does. You can find her full comments by clicking here.
Rose successfully defended her AEW Women's Title against Kris Statlander at AEW Revolution. If you missed anything from the event, check out Fightful's full report on the show by clicking here.
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