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Thunder Rosa Settles Sandbagging Accusations With Fellow AEW Star

Thunder Rosa Marina Shafir Sandbagging

After accusations that AEW Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa had “sandbagged” a recent opponent, the two appear to have made up.

On the 8th of June edition of AEW Dynamite, Thunder Rosa made her third AEW Women’s World Championship defense when she attempted to solve the problem of Marina Shafir.

In a little less than eight and a half minutes, La Mera Mera was able to put away the former NXT star in a match that wasn’t well-received amongst online fans.

After the bout, retired wrestler @ericinsarasota accused Thunder Rosa of trying to make herself look better by “sandbagging” her opponent, and after both Shafir and former AEW Women’s Champion Britt Baker liked the tweet, Thunder Rosa hit back at the accusations when she spoke to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, saying:

“No. And like I said in the New York Post I have nothing but respect for my opponents. Nothing but respect for my opponents. Anyone that dares to stand in the ring with me, I have nothing but respect for my opponents. And I send them nothing but blessings.”

“Moving on forward I will continue to work harder to have the best matches I can bring and to bring the most opportunities for all the women that are behind me so when they step in the ring with me they’re like ‘ok cool.’ People are gonna talk then that’s fine, I’m not worried about that. I will continue to move forward and I will continue to show with my body of work what I am all about. That’s all I have to say.”

Now, La Mera Mera has posted a new image of herself and Marina Shafir together on Instagram at the latest episode of AEW Dynamite, indicating that while they may have had trouble in the past, it’s time to move forward and learn from one another.

“Today day we take responsibility and work on being better. Because at the end of the day we break bread. Two mothers navigating a world in where we both never ending learners. @marinashafir”

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