On Wednesday, Nyla Rose become the first ever transgender woman to win a championship in a major American wrestling promotion.
She defeated Japanese star Riho to become the All Elite Wrestling women's world champion on the latest edition of AEW Dynamite in a match which won instant rave reviews from fans.
#ANDNEW! #AEW Women's World Champion - @nylarosebeast!
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— All Elite Wrestling (@All Elite Wrestling)
It goes without saying that this is a significant moment for LGBTQ+ rights in an industry that is predominantly dominated by cis straight men, and was rightly celebrated by those in attendance and many at home.
Frustratingly, this landmark result was overshadowed both by online trolls making transphobic comments and live television commentator Jim Ross, who managed to misgender Rose during her celebrations.
As the 37-year-old, who also works as an actor, celebrated her victory, 68-year-old Ross, who began calling wrestling matches in 1974, said that Rose was now "the king of the mountain."
Jim Ross: Nayla Rose is the “KING” of the mountain in #AEW 🤔😬🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/ifJhnhWM0u