AEW Star Says Thunder Rosa Wasn’t Strong Enough To Carry Women’s Title

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One AEW star has a unique take on Thunder Rosa’s injury history.

Back in August 2022, Thunder Rosa was forced to step away from the ring due to injury. Rosa had been due to defend the Women’s Title at All Out against Toni Storm, but the match was scrapped. Instead, Storm became the Interim Champion, beating Jamie Hayter, Hikaru Shida, and Britt Baker.

Rosa wouldn’t return to the ring until December 2023 but has since worked her way up to become the number-one contender for the Women’s Championship. In a twist, the title is currently held by “Timeless” Toni Storm.

Appearing on Going Ringside, Storm said Rosa got injured back in 2022 because she wasn’t strong enough to hold the Women’s Title.

“When it comes down to this [AEW Women’s Title], no friends. She was injured. She had to leave because she couldn’t handle the pressure of being champion. She had a back injury because she was not strong enough to carry this mountain of gold right here. I came in and became champion,”

Thunder Rosa Hits Back At Rumours Around Absence

During her absence, Rosa was forced to deny that she was faking her injury, and the fact she wasn’t stripped of the title for months created friction backstage. By this point, it was also something of an open secret that Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker couldn’t stand each other. It was also believed that Rosa had heat with Jamie Hayter.

Speaking shortly after her comeback, Thunder Rosa said her absence was due to her back being “f*cked,” and not politics.

H/t to Fightful