Thunder Rosa won her first AEW Women’s Championship at Dynamite: St. Patrick’s Day Slam. Since winning the title, she was a fighting champion and has successfully defended her title against numerous opponents such as Nyla Rose, Toni Storm, and Jamie Hayter. However, on the August 24th edition of AEW Dynamite, an emotional Thunder Rosa stated that she could no longer defend her title due to injury. AEW has now made a call concerning Rosa’s reign.
This situation resulted in Toni Storm becoming the AEW Interim Champion at AEW All Out. She held the title until AEW Full Gear, where she was defeated by Jamie Hayter. Last night on Dynamite, it was announced that Thunder Rosa had relinquished her title, which means that Jamie Hayter is no longer the Interim Women’s Champion. Later on, in the show, AEW also confirmed that the word interim will be removed from Toni Storm’s title reign as well.
According to Dave Meltzer from Wrestling Observer Radio, AEW is trying to re-classify Toni Storm’s interim title reign as the Women’s Title reign right from the moment she won the title at AEW All Out.
“The thing that got really weird here is that they said Toni Stom’s reign is no longer interim, even though it was interim the entire reign. It was been re-classified as, in fact, the women’s championship from when they first won that match, you know, the match at All Out,” said Dave Meltzer
Stripping the title off Thunder Rosa is the right thing to do considering she hasn’t been on AEW programming in three months. However, re-writing history may not sit down well with many people. Stay tuned to Ringside News as we keep up updated as this story develops.
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