Thunder Rosa Hits Out At “Stupid Sh*t Online”

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Thunder Rosa has addressed online speculation regarding her injury status and supposed heat with stars in the AEW locker room.

Following Thunder Rosa’s announcement on the latest edition of Dynamite that, due to injury, she could not defend the AEW World Women’s Championship at All Out, speculation about the star reached a fever pitch.

A report from Fightful Select claimed that Thunder Rosa has heat backstage with both Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter. They also stated that that Rosa and her long-time rival Baker “can’t stand each other.”

The issues between Thunder Rosa and Hayter are said to stem from a recent match where the current champion broke her opponent’s nose.

The star has since confirmed that she will be stepping away from social media for the foreseeable future.

However, Thunder Rosa has made an appearance on Busted Open Radio where she discussed the speculation currently surrounding her. She rejected suggestions that her injury is a “work,” revealing that she has been struggling to walk.

“I’m not the best, physically right now. I was in a lot of pain yesterday. A lot has been happening in the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately, I’m going to be out of commission. I don’t know for how long. For a couple months, probably. I have a problem with my back and yesterday, I was trying to be strong. Back problems are not easy. Some days are good, some days are not. Yesterday was not a good day, I was in a lot of pain.”

“That’s one of the reasons why I’m taking time off. I want to clear the air, this is not fake. This is not a work. I’m not comparing injuries to injuries. If I could fucking walk, I can f*cking work. Doctor Sampson, he didn’t clear me to wrestle. I’m not cleared to wrestle. It’s not that I don’t want to do a match on Sunday [AEW All Out], I can’t walk. It’s a shame that this is being put on social media, not only to discredit me as an athlete, but also discredit me as a wrestler.

“I want to walk when I’m 40. I have the right to say ‘No, I can’t walk, I can’t do it.’ I don’t want to have surgery. If we keep doing this and going through the pain, then I’m going to be out for longer. I don’t want to do that.”

Speaking on her alleged backstage issues, Thunder Rosa stated that “not everything that is being said is true”, and wants anyone with a problem with her to tell her to her face.

“Not everything that is being said is true. If anybody has a problem with me, anyone, call Busted Open, call my number, tell me to my face. I don’t hide from my problems. I don’t run from my problems. You can talk to me, my door is open. That goes for anybody. I have taken accountability when things have happened. I’m a straightforward person. Some people don’t like that and are afraid of that. I’m not. I’m a trained fighter, I don’t run away from sh*t. Stop reading stupid sh*t online.

My conscious is clear, I know what I’m all about. If there are any problems of any kind, they can contact me. They can contact AEW and clear the air with them. There is a protocol that needs to be followed. People need to respect the company, in general. I respect and represent AEW. I’m still the AEW Women’s Champion. When I come back, whoever is the champion, if you thought you’re going to get rid of me [laughs], you’re not. I’m going to get better and stronger.”

Thunder Rosa went on to say she holds herself accountable for mistakes she’s made and apologises when a situation calls for it.

“I have said sorry with people before and apologized and made amends because that’s what you do. I’ve taken accountability for things I’ve done wrong, but this is beyond me doing something. I got injured and I did not blame anybody because it’s wrestling and accidents happen. I don’t have to blame anybody. It might have happened way before and I just noticed that I’m hurt.

I want to thank AEW family and the medicals. I texted them at 3 in the morning with questions and they answered. Now I have answers and I know what’s wrong with me. For people to discredit my abilities, my career, and me as a person, I’m not cool with that. If I didn’t know what was wrong, I probably would have had the match. It’s physical things I need to take care. Respect AEW. Whoever is doing this, you have to respect AEW.”

Rosa continued, reiterating her respect for everyone in the women’s division and pride in what they are doing.

“I have respect for all the ladies in AEW. I never disrespected any of them. I’m very proud of everything everyone is doing and how everyone is managing themselves. I said what I said. If anyone has a problem, you probably have my number,”

Thunder Rosa became the AEW Women’s World Champion by defeating Britt Baker in a Steel Cage match at St Patrick’s Day Slam. She most recently defended the title at Battle of the Belts III, successfully defeating Jamie Hayter.

H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.