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I have been a big wrestling fan since I was a child and I decided to follow some of my favorite female wrestlers on Instagram, I was strolling through Mickie James' insta and saw the highlights from the match. As soon as I saw her opponent, something told me to look deeper into them. And come to find out it is a TIM that she was fighting. He goes by the name Giselle Shaw and it trips me out that he is not fighting the men but the women.

Any thoughts on this?

I have been a big wrestling fan since I was a child and I decided to follow some of my favorite female wrestlers on Instagram, I was strolling through Mickie James' insta and saw the highlights from the match. As soon as I saw her opponent, something told me to look deeper into them. And come to find out it is a TIM that she was fighting. He goes by the name Giselle Shaw and it trips me out that he is not fighting the men but the women. Any thoughts on this?

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I'm not a wrestling fan, but for a number of years I've been keeping abreast of the efforts of men to use gender identity claims to invade women's sports.

Like other macho fields such as the military and tech, pro wrestling has more than its fair share of male AGP cross-dressers who in today's cultural climate have the freedom to declare themselves stunning and brave TW and to be counted as amongst "society's most vulnerable, marginalized and oppressed" group evuh.

TIM, Nyla Rose, now 40, has been competing in women's pro matches for nearly a decade, though not with WWE. Rose began "transitioning" at age 29, and has been allowed to participate in women's matches pretty much from the start. Rose is currently with All Elite Wrestling, and is a former AEW Women's World Champion. From Wikipedia:

From 2013 to 2019, Rose wrestled on the American independent circuit, appearing with promotions such as Women Superstars Uncensored. She also appeared in Japan with promotions such as Pro Wrestling Zero1 and Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling.

Rose became the first openly transgender wrestler to sign with a major American professional wrestling promotion when she signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) in February 2019.

https://www.si.com/wrestling/2022/02/01/nyla-rose-trans-wrestler-aew

WWE star Tyler Reks, age 43, came out as TIM in 2021. He now goes by the name Gabbi Tuft. But I don't think he's wrestling "as a woman. He retired from the ring years ago. His wrestling career was from 2007 to 2014.

https://www.insider.com/former-wwe-wrestling-gabbi-tuft-out-transgender-2021-2