AEW Fan Ejected For Aiming Transphobic Sign At Openly Transgender Wrestler Nyla Rose
AEW's Nyla Rose Fan Ejected For Transphobic Sign ... Aimed At Openly Transgender Wrestler
12/23/2021 8:31 AM PT
A man was ejected from an AEW Dynamite event on Wednesday ... after he held up a transphobic sign at openly transgender wrestler Nyla Rose.
The AEW star was involved in a match with Ruby Soho at the North Carolina event ... when broadcast cameras caught a fan pointing the offensive poster at Rose.
Transphobic Nyla Rose sign front row on #AEWDynamite 🙄 Hope they kicked that piece of shit out of the building! pic.twitter.com/tFSfGHcGHB— loser weight champion (they/them) (@LoserWeightChmp) December 23, 2021 @LoserWeightChmp
"Nyla Rose is that guy's dad," the sign read.
FYI ... in 2019, Rose made history when she inked her deal with AEW, becoming the first openly transgender wrestler to sign with a major U.S. wrestling promotion.
Rose was clearly offended by the sign -- cameras caught her flipping off the fan mid-match ... and her wife wrote on her social media page that she was outraged over it all.
My wife is the strongest person I know pic.twitter.com/vCyqxFMej4— 🧵🪡Keleficent: Seamstress of all Evil🪡🧵 (@kelthecelt) December 23, 2021 @kelthecelt
Thankfully, according to Rose's wife and reporters on the scene, the fan was promptly removed once security was made aware of it.
"To everyone wondering," Nyla's wife wrote, "The a**hole has been removed from the venue."
We've reached out to AEW for comment, but so far, no word back yet.
Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen this kind of insensitive behavior at an AEW promotion before -- just last month, a fan called openly gay wrestler Anthony Bowens a homophobic slur during one of his matches.
We spoke with Bowens shortly after the incident, and he condemned the awful hate speech, but said he believed it all to be an isolated incident.
"This is not indicative of the AEW fans at all," Bowens said. "Any interactions I've had with them since starting the company have all been positive."