The professional wrestler known as The Hitman for Hire, Mr. Grim, announced to the world he is pansexual. Saying he was done letting others dictate his feelings about his identity, Chris Lewis (aka Mr. Grim) made the surprise announcement on Twitter on New Year’s Day, providing a welcome respite from the hangover of 2020.
“For years, I've struggled with my identity,” Grim tweeted. “Too worried about how others would feel or think about me. I've finally gained the courage to openly express that I’m Pansexual.”
Grim specifically thanked trans professional wrestler Nyla Rose for being his “inspiration” and holding his hand “throughout the process.” Rose responded with some sage advice.
Fans were quick to respond with message of support, welcoming Grim to “da team.”
An independent wrestler, Grim has been grappling in the ring for years. In 2018 he won the Delaware-based 1CW Triple Crown Tournament, defeating Funky White Boy to take the championship. The following year he unified the Wrestler’s Laboratory and Nucleus titles, wrestled for the inaugural Pan-Afrikan World Diaspora Wrestling championship, and made his AEW Dark debut.
His Instagram account is filled with examples of his wrestling prowess.
He’s so strong, in fact, that not even three-against-one is a fair fight against The Hitman for Hire.
While 2020 might have been a disaster of a year, Mr. Grim is already making 2021 a lot brighter.