Sonny Kiss On Being Genderfluid In Wrestling: 'I Wasn’t Going To Cater To Hypermasculine Standards'

Sonny Kiss wasn't going to be a wrestler if it meant sacrificing who Sonny Kiss is.

Sonny Kiss was one of the first wrestlers signed to AEW upon the company first being announced in early 2019. Initially, the promotion stated that they were open to everyone and the signing of Sonny Kiss was proof of this as Sonny was openly genderfluid.

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In the time that Sonny has spent in AEW, he has wrestled Cody Rhodes for the TNT Championship, regularly teamed with Dustin Rhodes, and now continues to try to make it as a tag team wrestler alongside Joey Janela.

Speaking with The Undefeated, Kiss explained that without Nyla Rose in AEW, Sonny I would not have felt as confident in being a part of the journey in All Elite Wrestling.

“I felt like if Nyla wasn’t there, I wouldn’t be able to do it,” Kiss said. “Not that I couldn’t do it in the sense of ability, but it feels great to have someone else there who can understand me and just ride that ride with me.”

Furthermore, Sonny says that when it comes to wrestling overall as a profession, sacrificing who he is would have never been an option and Sonny Kiss was going to shine through unapologetically on the screen.

“I knew going into this business, I was gonna either do it authentically or not at all. Authentically, what I mean by that is just straight up who I am, I wasn’t going to pretend,” Kiss said. “I wasn’t going to cater to the hypermasculine standards, I was going to just be me and if I couldn’t do that, I wasn’t going to do it at all.”

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