Anthony Bowens (left) with BF Michael Pavano(Video still via Michael Pavano)
Michael Pavano, the boyfriend of pro wrestler Anthony Bowens ain't stupid — even though his guy wasn't out as bisexual, he wanted to make sure he showed him off! The two did a fun laugh-challenge video, in which both attempted to hold mouthfuls of water while watching humorous “compile-ation” videos.
(Image via Instagram @bowens_official)
Now, in an essay for Outsports, Bowens writes of his decision to come out as bi:
My job description is to entertain fans through body language, story lines featuring over-the-top characters and, well, grappling other men dressed in a similar way.
Understandably, being openly bisexual could be perceived as a problem. It’s what kept me closeted to all but a few from the time I started wrestling as a pro five years ago. It took a Youtube video to make me see that coming out was not going to be the problem I thought it would be.
It was this past fall and I was three months into a relationship with my boyfriend, Michael Pavano. Mike and I had uploaded a video to YouTube on his channel called “The Laughing Challenge,” where he described me as his boyfriend...
Weeks later, I received a text that made my stomach drop.
It was from my best friend in the wrestling business, and someone I specifically made sure to keep my secret from. The text read: “Bro, why didn’t you tell me?” I knew exactly what he meant but I played dumb. “What do you mean?” I replied. He response was that he saw “the video.”
Much to my great relief, he told me he didn’t care and that I was one of his best friends in the business.
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Hard to pick with of them is hotter, with the wrestler's Instagram littered with body photos, and Pavano's sprinkled with stuff like, um, this:
Plus, they're so cute together:
Keep watching for the full laughing-challenge video ...