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Independent professional wrestler Rolando Perez, better known to his fans across the Deep South as Miami Ice, came out as bisexual in a social media post yesterday.
"F*ck it..." Perez wrote to Twitter. "I'm bisexual."
\u201cFuck it\u2026\n\nI\u2019m bisexual.\ud83d\ude08\u201d— Rolando Perez \u201cFreeman\u201d \ud83d\ude08 (@Rolando Perez \u201cFreeman\u201d \ud83d\ude08) 1632310411
Perez bills himself as "a bad, bad man" who was "raised in da streetz of Lil Havana," according to his official Facebook page.
He is often seen wearing loud polyester shirts with several buttons left open to show off his chest and a large gold chain.
\u201cAfter doing a lot of meditating, and self reflecting...\n\nCome to find out I\u2019m a bad man, vato! \ud83d\ude08 \n\nThis is about to be my kingdom, and my world, Chico!\n\nIf you want an extremely violent, but also sexy man to appear at your show, contact me for \nbookings at firstname.lastname@example.org\u201d— Rolando Perez \u201cFreeman\u201d \ud83d\ude08 (@Rolando Perez \u201cFreeman\u201d \ud83d\ude08) 1623850451
Perez wrestles in events promoted by Alabama-based New South Pro Wrestling. Their Top Shelf and Action Clashes events are staged in smaller venues across the state, and they livestream their events on Independent Wrestling TV.
Miami Ice next steps into the ring this Sunday, September 26, in the Top Shelf event at the Furniture Factory Bar & Grill in Huntsville, Alabama.
According to Outsports, Perez was a two-time Pro South Wrestling All-Out champion before joining New South Pro Wrestling.
But Perez is not the first professional wrestler to come out this year.
"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."
\u201cFor years, I've struggled with my identity. Too worried about how others would feel or think about me. I've finally gained the courage to openly express that im Pansexual. Thank you @NylaRoseBeast for being my inspiration, supportive and holding my hand throughout this process.\u201d— #GrimAF (@#GrimAF) 1609527786
And then in June, professional WWE NXT wrestler Toni Storm came out as bisexual.
"I'm bi and it feels good to say it," Storm said after taking over WWE NXT's Instagram stories in honor of Pride. "It's something I've been really comfortable with for a long time. I just never expressed it."
\u201cA member of the community and an ally. Thank you for sharing this with us, Toni Storm. We couldn\u2019t be more proud. \ud83d\udc96\ud83d\udc9c\ud83d\udc99 #Pride #PrideMonth #WeAreNXT \n\n(via @WWENXT\u2019s Instagram Story)\u201d— WWE NXT (@WWE NXT) 1624397447
Congrats, Rolando! Welcome to the family!