Shayna Baszler rose to fame in the world of professional fighting after making an impression during her first MMA match back in 2006. She is multitalented and is both a Khun Kru in Muay Thai, and a brown belt in jiu-jitsu. She recently came out as LGBTQA and is still very much active in the WWE.
She has still been performing on Raw, despite the recent rumors of her being out due to an injury. She has been off for a couple of weeks during the pandemic, though there are again rumors swirling about Vince McMahon “not understanding her wrestling style.”
Charlie Morgan, born Yasmin Josephine Lander, recently surprised fans when she announced her retirement last year. After suffering an injury, everyone expected her to return to the ring. Unfortunately, the break to her ankle was, “far worse than she ever could have imagined.” But a couple of years before, she surprised a different crowd during a promo show, when she came out as a lesbian in the ring.
The crowd’s reaction? A whole lot of cheering. In 2019 during Wrestle Queen II, Morgan announced her retirement. She was just 27 years old at the time.
American born Cassandro works as a professional wrestler in Mexico and travels the world doing promo shows. He has been wrestling professionally since 1989 and operates as an Exótico, which are gay male wrestlers dressed in drag.
Most Exóticos are straight, or at least, a lot of them are, though Cassandro is openly gay. The New Yorker published an article about him in 2016, and in 2018, he was the subject of his own documentary film. He has also appeared on Conan and is a huge star in Mexico.
Diamante, also known as Angel Rose on the independent circuit, was born Priscilla Zuniga, first arrived on the wrestling scene in 2008. In July of last year, Diamante revealed her orientation and announced her relationship with Kiera Hogan.
Hogan is a former roster-mate of Diamante, with the two women working together on Impact. In 2017, Diamante suffered an injury and was out of the ring for a while, though she came back in 2019, and now works with All Elite Wrestling, and is still coupled up with Hogan.
Hogan is out, loud and proud, though things weren’t always that easy for her, as she’s described her experiences of being bullied for her sexuality growing up. Over the past several years, she’s given a number of inspiring interviews about being a member of the LGBTQA community.
She and girlfriend/co-star Diamante performed together as a tag team duo on Women of Wrestling, Fire, and Adrenaline. She has nearly 50,000 followers on her Instagram account, where she reveals that she currently lives in Atlanta, and thinks of herself as, “The Hottest Flame,” and also LGBTQA, duh!