Nyla Rose

American professional wrestler

Nyla Rose (born August 3, 1982) is a American professional wrestler. She currently wrestles for All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Rose is the first transgender wrestler to sign with a well-known American promotion.

Nyla Rose
Rose at New York ComicCon in October 2019
Born (1982-08-03) August 3, 1982 (age 41)
Washington, D.C.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Debbie Kong
Nyla Rose
Nyla The Destroyer
Billed height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Billed fromWashington, D.C.
Trained byJames Zaveski

During her time in AEW, Rose has been a one-time AEW Women's World Champion.

Career

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All Elite Wrestling

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In February 2019, Rose signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). She became the first openly transgender wrestler to sign with a major professional wrestling promotion in America.[1] At Double or Nothing, Rose made her AEW in-ring debut. She was defeated by Britt Baker in a four-way match that also featured Kylie Rae and Awesome Kong.[2]

At Fyter Fest, Rose turned heel when she attacked Riho and Yuka Sakazaki after her loss in a three-way match.[3]

On the February 12, 2020 episode of Dynamite, Rose fought Riho for the AEW Women's World Championship. Rose would defeat Riho and become the new champion. This was Rose's first championship in AEW. With the win, Rose became the first transgender woman to win a world championship in a major American wrestling company.[4] At Double or Nothing, Rose lost the championship to Hikaru Shida.[5] Rose would enter an eliminator tournament for the AEW Women's World Championship. She would make it all the way to the finals. On the March 3 episode of Dynamite, Rose would go on to lose to Ryo Mizunami in the finals.[6]

Personal life

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Rose is transgender. She is of both African American and Native American decent, being part of Oneida heritage.[7]

In 2016, she was in 6 episodes of the Canadian television show The Switch.

Other media

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Film
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Dissensions Daniel Tanner
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Spiros and the Hood Serena Cox
The Switch Season 1, 6 episodes

Championships and accomplishments

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References

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  1. "Trans Wrestler Nyla Rose Just Made History". Pride.com. Retrieved October 8, 2023.
  2. "AEW Double Or Nothing results: Powell's live review of Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho, The Young Bucks vs. Pentagon Jr. and Fenix for the AAA Tag Titles, Cody vs. Dustin Rhodes, Britt Baker vs. Nyla Rose vs. Kylie Rae". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 7, 2023.
  3. "6/29 AEW Fyter Fest results: Powell's live review of Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks vs. Pentagon Jr., Fenix, and Laredo Kid, Jon Moxley vs. Joey Janela in an unsanctioned match, Cody vs. Darby Allin, Cima vs. Christopher Daniels". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 7, 2023.
  4. "Nyla Rose Defeats Riho for the AEW Women's Championship". Fightful. Retrieved October 7, 2023.
  5. "AEW Double Or Nothing results: Powell's live review of Cody vs. Lance Archer to become the first TNT Champion (Mike Tyson presents the belt), Jon Moxley vs. Brodie Lee for the AEW Championship, The Elite vs. The Inner Circle in a Stadium Stampede match". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  6. "Ryo Mizunami Wins AEW Women's Eliminator Tournament, Women's Tag Match Added To Revolution Buy-In". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  7. "In a professional wrestling ring, a transgender woman faces a roaring crowd". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  8. Cite error: The named reference Champ was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  9. "AEW Women's World Championship". CageMatch. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  10. "Women's Casino Battle Royale (2019)". CageMatch. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Titles « Nyla Rose « Wrestlers Database «". Cagematch.net. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  12. "CP Women's Championship". CageMatch. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  13. "411Mania".
  14. "The PWI Top 100 Female Wrestlers 2020: Full List". Wrestling Travel. October 15, 2020. Archived from the original on October 25, 2020. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  15. "UPWA Women's Championship". CageMatch. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  16. "WOW Women's Championship". CageMatch. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  17. "WDWA West Virginia Championship". CageMatch. Retrieved October 1, 2020.

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