Anthony Bowens is seeking to safe a Grand Slam and make historical past by turning into the primary homosexual World Champion in AEW.
As a part of The Acclaimed, Anthony Bowens has develop into an enormous fan favourite as crowds go wild and take part scissoring fever.
Bowens and his teammate Max Caster are former AEW Tag Group Champions and at All In in Wembley Stadium teamed up with Billy Gunn to develop into Trio’s Champions after defeating the Home of Black.
Bowens has not hidden from wanting to lift consciousness of his sexuality as he appears to be like to interrupt down boundaries and make historical past.
In June, Bowens was a part of an in-ring promo that noticed crowds chant “he’s homosexual” within the path of Harley Cameron as she failed in makes an attempt to seduce The Acclaimed member.
The mantra was a seen as an indication of assist and acknowledgement from the AEW crowd, showcasing a change in fan tradition.
Following success at Wembley, Bowens is now eyeing up alternatives to safe singles Championships as a part of a long run aim to develop into a Grand Slam Star.
The AEW Trio’s Champion was discussing his targets with Out Journal, and shared that his focus is turning into AEW’s first homosexual World Champion.
“As a lot as I hope The Acclaimed, the tag workforce I’m part of, stays ceaselessly, I’d like to develop into AEW’s first homosexual World Champion. I received the Tag Group titles checked off the checklist, however there hasn’t been a homosexual World Champion. I’d additionally wish to be a Grand Slam champion, too, which is the place you win each title as soon as,”
Anthony Bowens Feels Wrestling Has “Come A Lengthy Approach” In Presentation Of Queer Athletes
As a part of The Acclaimed Anthony Bowens is in a workforce with Billy Gunn, a person who was as soon as depicted in a same-sex relationship along with his tag workforce associate Chuck Palumbo.
Billy and Chuck had been partnered in 2001 and 2002 in a storyline that was aimed toward inflicting crowd reactions. Quick ahead to 2023 and Anthony Bowens feels that wrestling has moved on from storylines like this and is extra respectful towards queer athletes.
Bowen has secured each the Tag Group and Trio’s Championships in AEW and he praised his boss Tony Khan in permitting LGBTQ+ wrestlers “to be us and no matter that could be”.
As a part of his interview with Out Journal, Bowens highlighted a few of his AEW colleagues, together with Nyla Rose, and the way administration haven’t regarded to vary anyone.
“Fortunately we don’t should exist anymore being stereotypes or being the fodder within the story. 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’m notably joyful I’m 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’s Sonny Kiss, who’s genderfluid, or Nyla Rose, or myself who now has straight individuals scissoring one another (laughs). I don’t ever have to fret about higher administration attempting to vary me or direct me to be a sure approach. Hopefully, wrestling continues to maneuver in that path.
The impartial circuit is doing nice as a result of now, there are such a lot of LGBTQ+ wrestlers. It’s come a really good distance and I’m excited to see the place it continues to go.”
H/t to Fightful