AEW Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa has addressed criticisms of her title reign and says if people are talking it means people are watching the show.
Thunder Rosa captured the AEW Women’s Championship from Dr. Britt Baker DMD in a Steel Cage match on AEW St Patrick’s Day Slam back in March. That bout came almost a year to the day after the two women had redefined their careers in the acclaimed Lights Out match that also saw Rosa pick up a victory.
Since winning the gold La Mera Mera has only competed once in an AEW ring, successfully defending her title against Nyla Rose at Battle Of The Belts 2. Many fans had been unhappy that The Native Beast had frequently got the upper hand on Rosa and didn’t even let her give a victory speech after winning the title. Speaking to Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT, Thunder Rosa reflected on the criticism that her title reign has drawn from some quarters:
“I just know that people are never going to be satisfied with everything that you do, or anything that happens. Bottom line. I’m going to do my best with everything I’m given all the time and people will criticise that too – which is OK.”
“People are going to talk and if they’re talking that means they’re watching. At the end of the day that’s what we’re trying to do. I had a banger of a match with Nyla Rose and I was able to show some sides that I haven’t been able to in years in that ring. It was a dynamic match and something different. David vs Goliath in that aspect.”
“Everyone is different and there’s always going to be criticism, but whatever is in my hands to make better I will. This match at Double or Nothing, and I say this now, I’m going to show that I am the best wrestler in the world. That AEW has the best women’s division in the world. That’s what I’m here for. Like it or not, I’m the AEW Women’s champion, so get used to seeing my face, get used to hearing my voice and get used to seeing me wrestle in that ring the way that I wrestle.”
At AEW Double Or Nothing, Thunder Rosa will defend her championship for a second time when she faces the company’s number one ranked female star, Serena Deeb.