AEW Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa has recently discussed her run since winning the title, describing the experience as “challenging”.
The former NWA World Women’s Champion has been one of the shining lights of AEW’s women’s division and has been one of the most featured female talents in the company since she made her debut in August 2020.
After a number of unsuccessful attempts, Rosa finally captured the AEW Women’s World Championship this year on the March 16th edition of Dynamite after defeating Britt Baker in a Steel Cage match.
While the title change was well received amongst fans at the time, ‘La Mera Mera’ has received some criticism from fans online over the last few months. Most notably after a recent match against Marina Shafir, where the current champion was accused of ‘sandbagging’ the former NXT star, a claim which Rosa vehemently denied.
Speaking on a recent edition of the Bullet Cast podcast, Rosa discussed the challenges she has faced during her run as AEW Women’s Champion thus far:
“It’s been really challenging. Being a champion on a major platform is different than when I was NWA Women’s World Champion. There is a lot more at stake and a lot more you’re representing and a little bit of pressure. Every time you stand in front of the camera, you want to make sure you’re perfect. The thing is, it’s not all about perfection, it’s about making a difference, and I hope I’ve been making a difference in the women’s division,”
Rosa has once again been feuding with Britt Baker on recent episodes of AEW television but was reluctant to talk about her biggest rival.
After Baker’s name was brought up, Rosa quickly responded by saying:
“How about we don’t talk about Britt Baker. I’ve said what I had to say about Britt. We made history, the matches were great, I already cut a nice….I had what I had to say.”
Thunder Rosa recently faced Baker’s stablemate Jamie Hayter, successfully defending her Women’s Championship at AEW Battle of the Belts.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.