Thunder Rosa recently defended her AEW Women’s Championship against Toni Storm at Forbidden Door. Despite giving her best effort, Storm failed to capture the championship from the tenacious warrior. Now, it appears Rosa may have a future challenger coming her way from Japan.

Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling star Miyu Yamashita earned a future title shot against Rosa after defeating her in a non-title match at TJPW’s “Summer Sun Princess” event on July 9. Dave Meltzer from Wrestling Observer Radio reported weeks ago that Yamashita would be next in line for a title opportunity.

“It is not a lock or anything, but there was definitely talk of Rosa vs. Yamashita on AEW television, as well as in Japan. The key people [in AEW] were very impressed with Yamashita on the streaming shows. It is hard to explain why Yamashita with only a couple of matches and never having been on television would be getting a title shot, logically, and it’s never a lock here until it’s announced.”

Leading up to their clash at TJPW, Rosa stated that she was willing to give Yamashita a title opportunity if she defeated her. Now that she defeated Rosa, it’s only a matter of time before fans see these two clash again. No word on when the rematch will take place.

What do you make of Miyu Yamashita challenging Thunder Rosa for the AEW Women’s Championship? Sound off in the comments section below.

Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones is a writer for both Thirsty for News and Ringside News. He's been a wrestling fan since 2004 and has always tuned into Monday Night Raw.

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