Thunder Rosa has fired back at her critics while offering an update on when fans can expect to see her back in the ring.
A little under two weeks ahead of her AEW Women’s World Title defence at All Out against Toni Storm, Thunder Rosa revealed that she would be unable to compete. As a result a Fatal-Four-Way Match was announced which would see an Interim World Champion decided.
The announced from Rosa came against a backdrop of reports that she had heat with numerous members of the women’s locker room, with some suggesting she was faking the injury in order to keep hold of her championship.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, the AEW Women’s Champion gave fans an update on her recovery and shot back at those who claim that the injury isn’t legitimate.
“In the next couple weeks, we’ll be putting some stuff [on] YouTube so you guys can see what kind of treatment I’ve been doing,” Rosa said. “The funny thing is that, even though I’m doing all this therapy, people are still making comments like ‘You’re still faking it, right?’ I’m not faking it!”
Rosa added that she will be undergoing therapy for between six and eight weeks before she can begin working in the ring to regain her wrestling conditioning.
“When I was talking to my PT… she was explaining to me how I will be doing therapy for about 6-8 weeks, and then after that I have to get back to conditioning for wrestling, because it’s not like ‘Oh, you’re clear, you can just jump in the ring,'” Rosa said. “It’s a process, and I have to make sure it heals, because tears are really hard to heal, especially where I have them, so they want to make sure that they’re healed so when I return I’m completely healthy and I don’t re-injure myself.”
With regard to the atmosphere within AEW, it was recently reported that Thunder Rosa’s injury had caused some division backstage with her status remaining the source of much contention.
At All Out Toni Storm claimed the Interim Women’s Championship and is scheduled to defend it next against Britt Baker, Athena and Serena Deeb at Dynamite Grand Slam.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.