He’s Bisexual?! Pro Wrestler Anthony Bowens Steps Out of the Closet [VIDEO]

In an open letter submitted to Out Sports wrestler Anthony Bowens confesses he wants to live his truth:

I am a professional wrestler. My “wardrobe” is basically a pair of creatively designed underwear that hugs my muscular frame and leaves little to the imagination.

My job description is to entertain fans through body language, story lines featuring over-the-top characters and, well, grappling other men dressed in a similar way.

Understandably, being openly bisexual could be perceived as a problem. It’s what kept me closeted to all but a few from the time I started wrestling as a pro five years ago. It took a Youtube video to make me see that coming out was not going to be the problem I thought it would be.

It was this past fall and I was three months into a relationship with my boyfriend, Michael Pavano. Mike and I had uploaded a video to his YouTube on his channel called “The Laughing Challenge,” where he described me as his boyfriend.

The video was a blast to do, but I worried that someone from the wrestling world would stumble across it and learn my secret. I decided to let it be posted anyway.

Weeks later, I received a text that made my stomach drop.

It was from my best friend in the wrestling business, and someone I specifically made sure to keep my secret from.

The text read: “Bro, why didn’t you tell me?”

I knew exactly what he meant but I played dumb. “What do you mean?” I replied.

He response was that he saw “the video.”

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Here is the laughing challenge video with Anthony on his boyfriend’s YouTube channel.

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  • linnie
    2 Apr 2017 | Permalink | Reply

    This isn’t really a shock to me. I’m glad to see him come out, but it’s the ones that need to come out and don’t that causes the problem.

    In the pro athlete world, for everyone person that has come out as gay/bisexual (whether male or female) there are at least two or more who have yet to come out.

    I’m 50 years old and I remember the rumors about former/deceased WWE (then WWF) wrestler-Pat Patterson, being gay. He finally came out, but it was years later. Also there was Christopher Morgan “Chris” Klucsarits aka Chris Kanyon aka Mortis aka Kanyon. He wrestled for the now defunct WCW (Formerly NWA formerly Mid-Atlantic Wrestling). In 2004, after Kanyon’s release from WWE, he began a gimmick in which he was an openly gay wrestler. This included a publicity stunt wherein he stated that WWE released him from his contract because of his sexuality. Kanyon later told reporters and radio personalities that this was just a publicity stunt.[6] He later retracted these statements and acknowledged that he was in fact gay. Before his death Kanyon was working on a book, Wrestling Reality, with Ryan Clark. The book was released November 1, 2011, and it details Kanyon’s struggles as a closeted gay man. So as I said he’s not the first and won’t be the last, but I’m just glad to see our black pros come out.

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