Jamie Hayter is no longer interim, she’s official. And so is Toni Storm for that matter.
Back in August, Thunder Rosa revealed on an episode of AEW Dynamite that she was injured and was going to have to take some time off. It’s not completely clear on what exactly her injury is, however, PWInsider reported that “the nature of Thunder Rosa’s injury is a disc issue in her back. We are told it was something she has been trying to work through of late. There’s no word on a timetable for her return.” As a result, AEW would name an interim AEW Women’s World Champion, with Toni Storm becoming the first and Jamie Hayter the second.
Jamie Hayter Becomes The Official AEW Women’s World Champion
During the Wednesday, November 23, 2022 edition of AEW Dynamite, Renee Paquette came out to announce that All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and Thunder Rosa came to an agreement that saw her forfeit the AEW Women’s World Championship because of her ongoing injury — Rosa agreed to do in the interest in seeing the company having an active champion. With the deal between the two, Jamie Hayter is now the official AEW Women’s World Champion, who would grab the belt after taking out Toni Storm at AEW’s Full Gear pay-per-view event.
An important announcement from @ReneePaquette regarding the #AEW Women's World Championship!@thunderrosa22@jmehytr@RealBrittBaker#AEWDynamite Thanksgiving Eve is LIVE on TBS! pic.twitter.com/fBlWMsEObs
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) November 24, 2022
Toni Storm won the Women’s World Championship back at September’s AEW All Out after Rosa stated that she wouldn’t be able to defend her title due to suffering an injury. Not much longer after the announcement from Paquette, AEW’s commentary team then reported that Storm’s title reign would also become official, rather than interim.
After the announcement, Thunder Rosa took to Twitter to chime in on the news, giving thanks to both All Elite Wrestling and the company’s fan base. She said that dream-like moments happened during her championship reign, and that she didn’t want to lose the title this way, however, AEW’s fans deserve to have a champion who can currently take it to the squared circle.
Thank you #ThunderArmy for all the support and @aew for being there for me. Dream-like moments happened in this run, and this is not how I wanted to lose the championship, but you deserve a present champion; on to the next chapter.
— Thunder Rosa (@thunderrosa22) November 24, 2022