Thunder Rosa was AEW Women’s World Champion, but that was a rocky road. The talented wrestler has a lot of fans, but things didn’t seem to work out for her championship run, and she had to relinquish the title due to injury. In the process, it seems that she had a bit of backstage tension surrounding her.
Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that a major talent meeting was held before AEW Dynamite last week. It was said that Thunder Rosa spoke to the locker room to clear the air.
Former AEW Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa returned to the road for the first time since her injury forced her to eventually vacate the title. Fightful Select has learned that there was a locker room meeting for all of the women on the roster who were present at the tapings. Those that we heard from said that it was an effort to ease the tension between Rosa and the locker room after several relationships had frayed.
Those that we spoke to with knowledge of the meeting said that Rosa did a lot of “making amends” for several issues that came up along the way during her previous run in the company. There were those on the roster that took issue with her approach to things, and believed she made others on the women’s roster seem like bullies. There were also complaints about sandbagging and working stiff. One member of the roster was quick to say that Rosa was met with some of that early in her AEW run as well, but that had long been rectified. There were some on the roster that took issue with her not being on the road with AEW while traveling for other work, and questioned the legitimacy of her injury, which Rosa addressed publicly.
Rosa wasn’t wrestling, but instead did Spanish-language commentary, which sources indicated she was happy to participated in. She noted that she’d be back on the road recently, but wouldn’t be wrestling immediately. Those close to her claim she isn’t cleared yet, but is getting closer to it.
It was also noted that, “a member of AEW management told us they believed the meeting was productive and hoped it was a ‘”c’clean slate.'”
Thunder Rosa is not wrestling right now, but she is obviously making a difference backstage in AEW. We will have to see how things turn out in the future, but it seems that she is still doing everything she can in Tony Khan’s company.
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