Ever since AEW signed Nyla Rose, there was a vocal minority of fans who pointed out that she's a transgender woman and shouldn't be wrestling in the women's division.
Following her AEW Women's Title win against Riho on Feb. 12, the minority got a little louder, with people like Val Venis weighing in on her victory.
Speaking on Talk is Jericho, Rose discussed those who have a problem with her.
"There's a lot of misconceptions and a lot of people conflate their personal feelings with facts. Anytime I do anything, people have everything in the world to say about it. But they don't keep that same energy for straight-up intergender matches. I never see the hate. Ya'll are protesting me, but here's a man, born a man, wrestling a woman, and ya'll are okay with that. Some people don't like intergender wrestling, but it's nowhere near the same level if I just walk out on stage. It's crazy to me. It's a strawman argument. You're trying to stick up for women in the company who aren't going to notice you. The women in the company don't have a problem with me, why do you?"
In the conversation about facts, Rose brought up transgender male amateur wrestler Mack Beggs, who was a high school champion in the women's division despite asking to wrestle in the men's division. Beggs competed in the women's division due to the birth certificate rule in Texas.
Rose is set to defend her AEW Women's Championship against Kris Statlander at AEW Revolution.
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