Thunder Rosa is a former AEW Women’s Champion, and she’s known for many things inside the ring. One of her more unique characteristics comes in the form of the fact that she only paints half of her face. There is a reason for that, and it stems from her early days in the business.

While speaking to RJ City on Hey-EW, Thunder Rosa brought up her face paint. She was actually told by a promoter many years ago to paint her face, because they needed more Latino fans. Then they reversed that decision when Thunder Rosa was told that she was too pretty to paint her whole face.

[A promoter] said, ‘Use the face paint because we need to get more Latino fans. And then I put it on and he’s like, ‘You’re too pretty and you should use half of it.

When RJ City inquired about the inspiration behind her paint, Thunder Rosa shared that it drew from the Calavera decorative skull, a symbol associated with Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead. Taking the conversation lightly, RJ jokingly asked if there was anyone Rosa was glad to see departed. Here’s how she playfully replied.


That’s a really wrong question. We throw parties after our ancestors pass away, not because we’re happy that they’re dead, but we’re celebrating their life. It’s not that we’re happy they’re dead.

We will have to see when Thunder Rosa returns to the ring. After all, she’s dealing with some serious back issues. She is currently filling a chair on AEW’s Spanish language booth, but a recent appearance at AEW Dynamite might hint at her impending return to the squared circle.

What’s your take on Thunder Rosa’s face paint? Do you think it makes her character? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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