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Transgender pro wrestling champion crowned

It seems that history is being made every time we turn another corner anymore and a huge event happened as Impact Pro Wrestling: New Zealand has crowned their first-ever transgender women’s champion.

Candy Lee is a transgender woman and when she defeated Britenay for the IPW:NZ Women’s Championship it might not have seemed like a big deal but it really does speak greatly toward social change around the world.

According to Last Word on Pro Wrestling, Candy Lee who’s real name is Leilani Tominiko is a twenty-two-year-old Samoan who honed her craft at the IPW Training Acadamy. She made her debut last October and since then has been striving to prove herself.

Candy Lee might not be the first transgender pro wrestler or even the first transgender champion as Amanda “The Blood Thirsty Vixen” captured the now-defunct WILD Women’s Championship in 2011, but Lee is certainly making her mark in the pro wrestling world with this accomplishment.

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