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AEW Stars Respond To Thunder Rosa ‘Sandbagging’ Claims

Marina Shafir chokes Thunder Rosa AEW

Top AEW stars including former AEW Women’s Champion Dr. Britt Baker DMD have reacted to claims that Thunder Rosa no-sold a recent opponent.

On the 8th of June edition of AEW Dynamite, Thunder Rosa made her third defence of the AEW Women’s World Championship when she attempted to solve the problem of Marina Shafir.

In a little less than eight and a half minutes La Mera Mera was able to put away the former NXT star in a match that wasn’t particularly well-received online.

One commenter on social media @ericinsarasota offered a critical view of Thunder Rosa’s performance, accusing the AEW Women’s Champion of “sandbagging” and “no-selling” her opponent:

“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a match where somebody so obviously tried to make themselves look better than their opponent by sandbagging and no selling, but I just saw a perfect example of it on Dynamite.”

“It might just look like a bad match to the untrained eye but it’s pretty clear when somebody doesn’t want to play ball. Which sucks because it just makes you and your opponent look bad.”

Thunder Rosa’s long-time rival and the woman she defeated back in March to win the AEW Women’s Title, Dr. Britt Baker liked the first of the Tweets while Rosa’s opponent Marina Shafir liked both of them.

This could be both women playing up on their on-screen rivalry with Thunder Rosa or there could be legitimate feelings that Rosa didn’t play ball with Marina Shafir.