Thunder Rosa has discussed her reign as the AEW Women’s World Champion, saying it’s been a “challenging” experience.
Thunder Rosa has been a highlight of the AEW’s women’s division since making her debut back in August 2020. After several attempts, the star was finally able to capture the AEW Women’s World Championship earlier this year on the March 16th edition of Dynamite, defeating Britt Baker in a brutal Steel Cage match.
While the title change was initially welcomed by fans, over the last few months Rosa has begun receiving some criticism from fans online. Most notably, the current champion was accused of ‘sandbagging’ during a recent match against Marina Shafir, something Rosa denies.
During an appearance on a recent esition of the Bullet Cast podcast, Thunder Rosa opened up about the challenges she has faced during her run as AEW Women’s Champion.
“It’s been really challenging. Being a champion on a major platform is different than when I was NWA Women’s World Champion. There is a lot more at stake and a lot more you’re representing and a little bit of pressure.
“Every time you stand in front of the camera, you want to make sure you’re perfect. The thing is, it’s not all about perfection, it’s about making a difference, and I hope I’ve been making a difference in the women’s division.”
In recent weeks, Rosa has reignited her feud with Britt Baker, however, she was reluctant to talk about her biggest rival.
“How about we don’t talk about Britt Baker. I’ve said what I had to say about Britt. We made history, the matches were great, I already cut a nice….I had what I had to say.”
Thunder Rosa successfully defended her Women’s Championship against Baker’s teammate Jamie Hayter at AEW Battle of the Belts.
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.