Thunder Rosa is in a whirlwind of chaos at the moment.
Last night on AEW Dynamite, Thunder Rosa announced she would be stepping away for some time due to an injury. The AEW Women’s Interim Title was announced. Following AEW, rumors swirled about Thunder also having some backstage heat with other women in the locker room. Now, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select has an update on all of this and more, which you can read below.
Thunder Rosa isn’t competing at All Out, and has heat with a significant portion of the people that are, sources tell Fightful. Fightful can confirm Voices of Wrestling’s report that indicates that Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa can’t stand each other, with that having been the case for well over a year. Still, the two attempted to remain professional and work with each other, and from what we’re told remain open to doing so for the sake of simply doing their jobs. However, Jamie Hayter also had developed heat with Rosa after she got her nose broken in a match recently. Much of the heat on Rosa has emerged from her working stiff in the ring. Word emerged shortly before Dynamite that Thunder Rosa was injured, and wouldn’t be competing at All Out. Fightful Select had gained word that the original plan was for Toni Storm to emerge victorious and win the AEW Women’s Title. Now, she’ll compete for the Interim AEW Women’s Title against Hikaru Shida, Dr. Britt Baker DMD and Jamie Hayter. We’ve not learned of the creative plans set for the title since. We’ve had talent contact us on both sides of things regarding Rosa, with many saying that she’s worked hard to help get other young women’s talent booked, and others that perceive her as developing an ego and being difficult to work with. Those that we’ve talked to who work with her at Mission Pro Wrestling have had positive things to say about her leadership when she’s around. We’ve been unable to confirm their reports that Thunder Rosa hid in a bathroom after the Jamie Hayter spot. Rosa is said to have been injured, but the actual injury is unknown, speculated to be related to bulging discs. The extent of the injury isn’t known, but it isn’t a kayfabe situation by the company. We’ve reached out to Rosa but haven’t heard back.Fightful Select
Thunder Rosa is still the AEW Women’s Champion while she is away and we wish her a speedy recovery. We also hope the air gets cleared on the situation but we will have updates as provided.