Thunder Rosa’s recent return to AEW on Dynamite was met with excitement from fans, but unfortunately, her in-ring comeback may be delayed.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio provided an update on Rosa’s status, revealing that her back injury, which has kept her out of action since last summer, is still causing significant pain and discomfort.
Despite her continued presence at AEW tapings in a backstage capacity and her contributions to Spanish commentary, Rosa’s back injury has prevented her from fully returning to the ring. Meltzer reported that she has undergone training but has experienced substantial pain, and her back has not shown signs of improvement.
“Then Rosa…Rosa’s back is really bad. I was kinda surprised. She’s been at the tapings every week [for Spanish commentary] and I know that when she’s trained in the ring… they showed one of them on All Access and granted that was months ago, but I’ve heard still, when she’s training, she’s hurting a lot. Her back is not better….they reintroduced her. I don’t know what the role would be. I didn’t get the impression she was ready to return so quickly.”
While speaking on AdFreeShows.com last week, the former AEW Women’s Champion provided an update on her recovery progress. Thunder Rosa revealed that while she is doing well, Rosa sometimes feels that she may never wrestle again.
“This week, I’m doing very well. There’s been some weeks, and I’m not gonna lie, it’s been really dark, especially when you think you’re making steps to coming back to the ring and the pain does not leave your body. I’ve done pretty much everything to avoid certain things that you don’t want to do like surgery. There are talks of having surgery. I mean, it is scary. It’s just stuff because of everything that has happened and how things have transpired. It really sucks because I’m not allowed to do things that I used to do before, even in my personal life. I’m not just talking about professional wrestling. I can’t do jujitsu. I can’t go and do certain things because I can land wrong and that will hinder my rehab and stuff. Some weeks I’ve been very, very dark and I just feel like I’m never gonna wrestle again, and some other weeks, things are going really, but when I get in the ring, it’s not so well.
You have to be realistic with certain things and see how you’re going to deal with and cope with certain things because I mean, of course I want to go and wrestle. Of course, I want to get back and reclaim myself in there as a competitor. There’s a lot of new talent coming into AEW and it will be an honor for me to share the ring with them. Also in the independent scene, there’s been some really great talent coming out. I just feel, yeah, I’m just doing production and I’m doing commentary, but it’s like, you don’t feel the same rush that you feel when you’re in the ring.”
In an interview, Rosa herself acknowledged the possibility of requiring surgery to address her ongoing back issues. Fans will undoubtedly be disappointed by the news of Rosa’s prolonged absence from in-ring action, as she has been a standout performer and has garnered significant praise for her work.
What are your thoughts on Thunder Rosa’s back injury and the potential delay in her in-ring comeback? Are you disappointed by the news? Leave a comment.