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Pro-wrestler Anthony Bowens makes history as AEW’s first openly gay champion

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Anthony Bowens has made history as the first openly gay wrestler to win an AEW championship. On 22 September, Bowens and his wrestling partner Max Caster hit the ring to compete against Kieth Lee and Swerve Strickland in AEW’s coveted Grand Slam tag team championship.

While the two – who are also known as The Acclaimed – endured a tough match against their competitors, the duo ended up victorious – resulting in Bowens landing his historic win.  “When my Nana passed in 2015, I promised her I’d be a success.

Nana, I made it! AEW’s first Gay Champion. Most tag team wins in AEW. Most popular team in wrestling,” he wrote on social media.

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