A professional wrestler who rejects toxic masculinity and promotes “safe spaces” made his debut in the WWE – and was pinned in under five minutes.
Joe Gacy was introduced Tuesday at WWE’s broadcast of NXT 2.0, a showcase for up-and-comers in the organization’s developmental system.
Money quote: “Tonight this ring is a safe space,” Gacy said during a speech before his match at the Capitol Wrestling Center in Orlando, Fla. “NXT 2.0 is full of conflict, from the smallest microaggression to the most heinous grudges. This is a place where we settle our differences. I come to you tonight with a mindset of conflict resolution where I don’t need to use my male privilege to get what I want.”
- Gacy’s pacifist message seemed to have little effect on his opponent, Cameron Grimes.
- Grimes slammed, kicked and bludgeoned Gacy en route to a speedy victory.
Last year, Marvel Comics unveiled a team of woke superheroes, including a pair of psychic twins named Snowflake and Safespace.
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