Rose at New York Comic Con in 2019
|Born||August 3, 1982|
Washington, D.C., United States
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Debbie Kong|
Nyla The Destroyer
|Billed height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Billed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|Billed from||Washington, D.C.|
|Debut||8 December 2012|
Nyla Rose (born August 3, 1982) is an American actress and professional wrestler signed to All Elite Wrestling, where she held the AEW Women's World Championship. She also starred in the 2016 Canadian television series The Switch.
Rose became the first openly transgender wrestler in history to sign with a major American promotion in 2019. She is also the first trans wrestler to win a title in a major American promotion when she won the AEW Women's World Championship the following year.
Professional wrestling career
All Elite Wrestling (2019–present)
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. Rose made her AEW debut at the promotion's inaugural event, Double or Nothing. Her scheduled triple threat match against Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and Kylie Rae was turned into a fatal four-way match with the surprise addition of Awesome Kong. Rose was not involved in the decision, after spearing Kong into the ring steps shortly before Baker pinned Rae.
At Fyter Fest, she was involved in a triple threat match with Riho and Yuka Sakazaki; after the match, Rose attacked both women, establishing herself as a heel in the process. Rose took part in the AEW Women's Casino Battle Royal at All Out, which she went on to win, earning the opportunity to compete to become the inaugural AEW Women's World Champion. On the premiere of Dynamite on October 2, 2019, Rose was defeated by Riho for the title, and attacked Riho after the match ended. On February 12, 2020, Rose defeated Riho to win the AEW Women's World Championship on Dynamite, becoming the first transgender woman to win a world championship in a major United States wrestling promotion. She successfully defended the title against Kris Statlander at Revolution on February 29, 2020. On May 23 at Double or Nothing, Rose lost the title to Hikaru Shida. On July 15, 2020, Rose introduced Vickie Guerrero as her manager.
In February 2021, it was announced that Rose would be competing in the AEW Women's World Championship Eliminator Tournament. In the opening round of the U.S. side of the bracket, Rose picked up a victory over Tay Conti, and on the February 24 edition of Dynamite, she picked up a victory over Britt Baker to advance to the tournament U.S. tournament finals. There, Rose defeated Thunder Rosa on March 1. She lost to Ryo Mizunami in the overall tournament finals on the March 3 edition of Dynamite.
Championships and accomplishments
- All Elite Wrestling
- Covey Promotions
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- United Pro Wrestling Association
- Warriors Of Wrestling
- WOW Women's Championship (2 time)
- World Domination Wrestling Alliance
- WDWA West Virginia Championship (1 time)
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