Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker will go toe-to-toe one more time after the Mexican star became number one contender for the AEW Women’s World Championship.
Despite falling short at AEW Revolution, Thunder Rosa will get another shot at Britt Baker and the AEW Women’s World Championship. On the March 9th episode of Dynamite, Rosa defeated Leyla Hirsch to again become number one contender.
Rosa came to the ring heavily taped up following her exertions on Sunday, but she had just enough left in the tank to earn the win. After an even contest, Hirsch went to the outside in search of weapons but was thwarted by Red Velvet.
Back in the ring, Thunder Rosa hit the Fire Thunder Driver to claim the win. With her victory, she earned a shot at the AEW Women’s World Championship in her hometown of San Antonio next week. Announcer Tony Schiavone then revealed that the match would take place inside a steel cage.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 10, 2022
The rivalry between Baker and the Mexican star goes all of the way back to March of 2021 when the pair met in an Unsanctioned Lights Out Match on Dynamite. The bout was the first time a women’s match had headlined the show, and received near universal acclaim across the board, from fans and fellow wrestlers alike.
Although it was Thunder Rosa who won the match, the win didn’t count on her AEW record, owing to the blood-soaked bout being unsanctioned. In the months that followed, Britt Baker won the AEW Women’s World Championship, while Rosa slowly battled her way back to the top of the rankings.
The pair renewed hostilities at AEW Revolution 2022, but despite the challengers best efforts, it was Baker who emerged victorious. Thanks in no small part to the interference from Rebel and Jamie Hayter at ringside.
Also a Revolution, a new Women’s Championship belt was introduced.