Anthony Bowens

Anthony Bowens Reveals What It Took To Come Out Publicly As Gay


Speaking on the “Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend” podcast, The Acclaimed’s Anthony Bowens commented on being the first openly gay wrestler to hold a title in AEW, as well as what it took for him to come out publicly. He said,

“It makes me feel proud because, you know, there was a time, I said that in a promo, I didn’t think I’d be able to have a moment like that, ever. I would sit in my room, in my car, and just cry thinking if I came out, you know, my career is over, fans would hate me, wrestlers would hate me, a national TV company wouldn’t take a chance on me. So, there was all this fear, you know, all this fear and anxiety that I look back on now … To be able to be somebody that people can watch on television, hopefully connect to and relate to, to give them that sense of hope that, I made it through, they can make it through.”


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