Toni Storm Raises Questions Over Thunder Rosa’s Injury
Toni Storm has raised eyebrows with her comments after All Out which apparently cast some doubt over the legitimacy of Thunder Rosa’s injury.
Thunder Rosa was originally scheduled to defend her AEW Women’s World Championship at All Out against Toni Storm in Chicago but injury put paid to that. Rosa announced on Dynamite that she was unable to defend her title and so a four-way match was held instead to crown an Interim AEW Women’s World Champion.
At All Out Toni Storm faced off with Hikaru Shida, Dr. Britt Baker DMD, and Jamie Hayter with the former NXT star coming out on top to win her first championship in AEW.
At the post-show media scrum, which has made numerous headlines, Toni Storm addressed having to face her ThunderStorm tag team partner at some point to crown an Undisputed AEW Women’s World Champion. To many, Storm used an interesting choice of words in regards to Thunder Rosa:
“I mean, it’s not ideal. But Thunder Rosa says she’s injured. Okay. So when she says she’s not injured, she can come back and lose to me, and that will be the end of that.”
For her part, Thunder Rosa previously addressed her injury amid rumours that not all was as it seemed on Busted Open Radio where she confirmed that the injury was legitimate:
“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.”