Pansexual PROGRESS Wrestling star Jack Sexsmith was recently interviewed by Wrestle : List, and spoke about being free to be himself in the wrestling ring, and the support he's received from the LGBTQ community.
Since joining PROGRESS, Sexsmith has seen great opportunities to show what he can do in the ring while not having to hold back his personality.
"I went through my narrative with The South Pacific Power Trip and that was awesome to step up my game and not rely on my laurels, and it not just about being a pro-wrestler anymore. I think it was more about telling a story, having a political impulse behind it and channeling it into something as a talent. From that narrative, I did my [PROGRESS] Face-to-Face interview and through that, I wanted to make a point of saying – you know what, this is me and maybe I was insecure about myself as a person or wrestler. I was relying on my underhand tactics and capitalizing on my opposition's insecurities in order to be a threat. Now, whilst I still may be morally ambiguous in places, I've got a bit more about me, and I have a fire in my belly to represent these people," he said.
Sexsmith says the fan response has been, "truly humbling. I love wrestling, I love to wrestle, but the greatest thing I have got from being a wrestler has been getting these messages and tweets. They have been saying 'Thank you for being you' and 'Thank you for doing what you do.' Sometimes I just feel like a twat in a wrestling ring you know, what sort of difference can I make? But people are saying – you're confident in yourself and you make me want to be more confident in who I am. It breaks me down inside. That's truly next level sh*t."
The entire interview is below.