Former Champion In AEW Apologized To Locker Room
A former champion in AEW has revealed that they apologized to the locker room for some questionable actions in the past.
Thunder Rosa was the AEW Women’s World Champion for 172 days from when she won it in March 2022 until she relinquished the gold due to a back injury. That back injury has sidelined Rosa since August, which means it has kept her on the sidelines for nearly eight months.
During her absence, there were women in the company like Toni Storm and Britt Baker that questioned whether Rosa was legitimately hurt.
As a co-host on Busted Open Radio, Thunder Rosa opened up about her injury status while revealing that when she initially got hurt, she wanted to vacate the title, but AEW Owner/General Manager Tony Khan decided to create an Interim Women’s Title instead.
“First and foremost I want to make sure that people understand that at the beginning of all this drama, everybody was speculating that I wasn’t hurt, it started with that. And then it was proven that I was hurt. There’s MRIs, they talked to my doctor, I had multiple epidurals and now, I’m still not cleared. I had another MRI last week and the pain is still there. “
“For me personally, I wanted to drop the title the day that they told me I couldn’t wrestle because I was going to be out for four to six weeks. “
“My boss made that decision. He said, ‘You are going to be the champion and we will have an interim champion.’ For me, as a competitor, I wanted to make it fair so my peers had a chance to [wrestle for] the championship because it wasn’t fair that I wasn’t there, I wasn’t going to be there, and I was going to hold the title. “
Rosa returned to AEW in February as part of the Spanish language commentary team. She revealed that she apologized for some things that were said in the past.
“We got to respect the people that are now representing the company. I’m representing the company in a different manner. I have talked to the locker room and I took accountability for things that some people had issues with and I went out there and apologized. And that’s the best thing that I can do because I want to make money, I want to make sure that I am able to work with everyone regardless of if we have any issues or not.”
While talking about her current stats, Rosa revealed that she had a setback with her back injury that will keep her on the AEW sidelines for even longer.
“I have not been cleared. There’s more things that have happened in the last couple of weeks because I’ve gotten in the ring. Unfortunately, the pain is still there and it’s very frustrating because I want to get in the ring and I want to do what I do best, that is wrestle. “
There is no official word on when Thunder Rosa will return to the ring, but clearly the former AEW Women’s Champion is determined to get back to in-ring action soon.