Anthony Bowens has been having fairly the run for himself in AEW over the previous yr, successful AEW World Tag Group Titles with associate Max Caster, and not too long ago, the AEW World Trios Titles with Caster and “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn. Moreover, Bowens, who’s brazenly homosexual, has completed all of it whereas being himself, one thing that has led to the AEW viewers embracing him.
In an interview with “Out Journal,” Bowens talked about his loopy previous yr and his targets, which embody being AEW’s first homosexual World Champion. He additionally touched on how AEW had allowed him, and different LGBTQ+ performers, to be themselves, and the way far wrestling has are available in its portrayal of LGBTQ+ performers and characters.
“Fortunately we do not have to exist anymore being stereotypes or being the fodder within the story,” Bowens stated. “We’re introduced as credible athletes and champions like myself or [Nyla Rose]. Wrestling has come a good distance with the presentation of queer athletes, which is why I am significantly completely satisfied I am signed to [All Elite Wrestling]. Tony Khan and the corporate permit us to be us and no matter that could be, whether or not it is Sonny Kiss, who’s genderfluid, or Nyla Rose, or myself who now has straight folks scissoring one another (laughs).
“I do not ever have to fret about higher administration making an attempt to vary me or direct me to be a sure method. Hopefully, wrestling continues to maneuver in that course. The unbiased circuit is doing nice as a result of now, there are such a lot of LGBTQ+ wrestlers. It is come a really good distance and I am excited to see the place it continues to go.”