Booker T expressed sympathy for Thunder Rosa after the AEW star announced her injury on Dynamite.
AEW Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa revealed on the August 24th edition of AEW Dynamite that she was suffering from an injury. She later confirmed reports that suggested she was dealing with a disc issue in her back.
Rosa reportedly tried working through the injury for an undisclosed amount of time. Many online speculated whether Rosa’s injury was a way to pull her off television due to her allegedly having backstage issues with other AEW talent. The rumours caused some fans to lose a bit of sympathy for the AEW Women’s Champion.
Although the speculation regarding Rosa has made some question whether Rosa’s injury is legit, one person who seemed to understand what she’s going through is Booker T. During the latest “Hall of Fame” podcast, Booker T spoke about his history with back issues and mentioned that he sympathises with Rosa.
“One thing I did hear that I want to talk about for a second was Thunder Rosa was down with an injury, a back injury. I’m gonna tell you right now, I know a little bit about back injuries. Man, I had a back injury once and I had to lie in bed for two months straight. I had to have an epidural. I had to have two of those. I was so afraid, because I actually got a chance to see how big the needle was, and I was like, good God.”
“To tell you how bad my pain was, just say for instance, I could just lie in the bed and I would try to exercise my right leg by raising my feet up, maybe six inches off the bed. If I would put a sheet, just a regular sheet over my foot, I could not lift it at all. That’s how much pain I was in. For a month, I had to literally get out of bed and hold on to the wall just to get to the kitchen. I held on to the stairs or onto the wall. You know, that’s how bad I wanted to walk. I thought my wrestling career was over.”
“So I could sympathize with someone like Thunder Rosa and her having a back injury. I hope one would take that in consideration what something like that could actually feel like and what one could actually be going through when dealing with something like that. I’m just saying it from experience. So hopefully she’ll get back on track real soon because she was always good to us at Reality of Wrestling. She always showed up and she always did a hell of a job.”
On the same episode of Dynamite it was announced that an Interim Champion would be crowned in a Fatal Four-Way Match this weekend at All Out. The participants in the match include Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter, Toni Storm, and Hikaru Shida.
H/t – Wrestlingnews.co