Sonny Kiss Discusses Lack Of AEW TV Time, Says Tony Khan Is A Fair Boss And Is All For Equality

Sonny Kiss addresses lack of TV time.

Sonny Kiss, who is openly trans-feminine, hasn't been on AEW TV since the April 18 episode of AEW Dark. Kiss has been on and off television throughout her AEW career, but was a consistent presence on AEW Dark for its run.

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Speaking to Matt Cullen of Our Queer Life, Kiss was asked if being open would affect her career.

"Kind of. There have definitely been some shifts in the booking. It happens naturally. It's not even always about that. I'd be lying if I didn't say that I thought sometimes it was about that," she said.

When asked if being a trans-feminist had to do with her lack of television time, Sonny replied, "I understand why they would say that, but Tony Khan is a very fair boss and is all for equality. When I go back to thinking about that, he hired me, not because I was who I am, but because I'm a damn good wrestler. Obviously, things are going to go through your head all the time. Being a normal human being, we all have these mental health crises. In all actually, if he didn't want me in the company, I wouldn't be there."

Asked if Kiss maintained her job in AEW, and could get more money, for her diversity, Kiss said, "A small part of keeping our jobs or having jobs is definitely a diversity thing, for sure, but I'm going to that say; AEW in particular is not going to hire you just because you're that. They're not going to keep you just because you're that. It's great to have, but it's also great to have them when they have talent and we all do."

Kiss has not wrestled on AEW Dynamite since October 2020 and hasn't wrestled on AEW Rampage since August 2022.

She has been part of ROH tapings as a member of The Trustbusters.

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