Jai Vidal becomes first out gay male wrestler signed to Impact Wrestling


Impact Wrestling made promotional history on Monday, November 28 when news broke about the signing of Jai Vidal. This was an important moment for the company, as Vidal is the first out gay male wrestler to sign with the company in its 20-year history.

Brian Bell of Outsports reported the news in-depth Monday morning.

At 25 years old, Vidal hails from Fajardo, Puerto Rico, and brings six years of experience to Impact, according to his profile on Cagematch. In those six years, Vidal has performed for many well-known companies in professional wrestling such as Game Changer Wrestling, Future Stars of Wrestling, and PCW Ultra. Along the way, Vidal has captured multiple titles such as the CCW Cruiserweight Championship, FSW No Limits Championship, and is the current PCW Ultra Light Heavyweight Champion, holding that title for 402 days.

Vidal appeared on Impact programming back in 2021, as this re-debut with Gisele Shaw marks his official signing with the company.

Vidal’s resume includes many names that fans will recognize, as he’s performed with the likes of Danny Limelight, Cole Karter, Blake Christian, and others.

This is an important move for Impact Wrestling and the industry as a whole. Professional wrestling has a lot of work to do to better reflect the demographics that represent the industry’s biggest fans – both in the areas of in-ring performers and individuals working behind the scenes. Vidal’s signing was met with positive reactions from wrestlers like Speedball Mike Bailey and Veda Scott.


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