WWE star Kayla Braxton comes out as proudly bisexual: ‘Tonight, I choose to be over having to choose’
WWE star Kayla Braxton came out as bisexual Thursday (4 March) in a moving Twitter post.
The 27-year-old, known out of the ring as Kayla Becker, shared an image of a bisexual pride flag on Twitter as she opened up about being forced into boxes throughout her life.
Braxton, a backstage interviewer and ring announcer for WWE, tweeted: “My whole life, I’ve had to choose. Are you Black? Are you white? Which bubble do you fill in on the SATs?
“I always filled in ‘other’ because nothing applied to me.
“Tonight, I choose to be over having to choose. Hello, world. I’m Kayla. Oh. And yeah – I’m bi.”
Braxton first joined the world of WWE in 2016 before making her main roster pay-per-view debut in a Backlash segment the following year. She’s also worked as a ring announcer on WWE NXT, appearing on SmackDown and Raw.
My whole life, I’ve had to choose. Are you black? Are you white? Which bubble do you fill in on the SATs? I always filled in “other” because nothing applied to me. Tonight, I choose to be over having to choose. Hello world. I’m Kayla. Oh. And yeah – I’m Bi. 😎
— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) March 4, 2021
WWE Hall of Famer praises Kayla Braxton for coming out as bisexual
WWE stars and fans flooded Kayla Braxton’s social media with support and love, praising her bravery.
Wrestlers rallied around her, with former WWE star Lance Storm replying: “You be you and be happy.”
You be you, and be happy. 👍
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) March 4, 2021
WWE Hall of Famer and current NXT commentator Beth Phoenix replied with a hugging emoji.
🤗 to you @KaylaBraxtonWWE !
— Betty Phoenix (@TheBethPhoenix) March 4, 2021
Countless fans chimed in with their support, while queer wrestling fan groups welcomed her to the LGBT+ community.
“We got your back, girl!” the LGBT+ Pro Wrestling Community tweeted.
“Yaaaas, Kayla,” one user wrote. “We stan the confidence and support.”
Another added: “Kayla Braxton, respect goes out to you! What makes you happy is what counts the most.”
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“I already had a huge amount of love and respect for Kayla Braxton,” a third user reflected.
“Now after reading this I have even more. Congratulations Kayla, you truly are a beautiful, wonderful and inspirational human being.”
Kayla Braxton coming out as bisexual comes just a month after WWE superstar Gabbi Tuft came out as trans.