Thunder Rosa’s iconic feud with Britt Baker helped increase the AEW ladies’s division to new heights and now after a protracted chase, the Mexican-born star is the AEW Ladies’s champion.
Rosa will defend her title towards Seren Deeb at Double or Nothing on Could 29 and having come by way of her first take a look at within the form of Nyla Rose, Rosa is able to present the world what her reign as champion will appear like.
The 35 yr previous solely began wrestling in AEW in 2020 however in a brief area of time managed to ascertain herself as a prime star they needed to signal, a lot in order that they purchased out her NWA contract.
talkSPORT had the possibility to talk with Rosa forward of her showdown at Double or Nothing and the champion is happy by what she and Deeb can do on a giant stage after their earlier encounters over the NWA title.
On dealing with Serena Deeb at Double or Nothing…
“You don’t get to see two ladies like us within the ring usually, let’s be trustworthy. Her and I, we’re at one other degree that lots of people actually can’t grasp. I’m very excited as a result of the world will see one thing utterly completely different that it hasn’t been seeing.
“The chance that I’ve with Serena, I’m able to do magic each time I get within the ring and each time I defend my championship it’s going to be completely different. I need to make it thrilling.
“I need to make folks need extra each time they see me within the ring. And I do know that’s the way it has been – folks need to see extra of me.”
On early criticism of her title reign and the way AEW booked her segments…
“I simply know that persons are by no means going to be happy with all the pieces that you simply do, or something that occurs. Backside line. I’m going to do my finest with all the pieces I’m given on a regular basis and other people will criticise that too – which is OK.
“Persons are going to speak and in the event that they’re speaking which means they’re watching. On the finish of the day that’s what we’re making an attempt to do.
“I had a banger of a match with Nyla Rose and I used to be capable of present some sides that I haven’t been capable of in years in that ring. It was a dynamic match and one thing completely different. David vs Goliath in that side.
“Everyone seems to be completely different and there’s all the time going to be criticism, however no matter is in my fingers to make higher I’ll. This match at Double or Nothing, and I say this now, I’m going to point out that I’m the most effective wrestler on the earth. That AEW has the most effective ladies’s division on the earth. That’s what I’m right here for.
“Prefer it or not, I’m the AEW Ladies’s champion, so get used to seeing my face, get used to listening to my voice and get used to seeing me wrestle in that ring the way in which that I wrestle.
On ladies being concerned in AEW and NJPW’s Forbidden Door present…
“I’ll say that’s a Tony Khan query, you’ll have to look forward to Tony Khan on Busted Open Radio [laughs] I don’t know.
“In the event you ask me personally if I need to be part of the Forbidden Door, I’m one of many first ones that opened the Forbidden Door. I’m one of many official members of the Forbidden Door.
“One of many locations I began was in Stardom and I’d like to defend my championship towards any person from Stardom. I’d love to do this. Simply to point out once more why I’m now the AEW Ladies’s champion.”
On why she signed with AEW…
My first interplay with Tony Khan, positively. I stated ‘Hello Tony’ anticipating all the pieces to be so formal prefer it has been all over the place else I’ve been however he was like ‘hey, Thunder Rosa!’ He got here and gave me a hug and I assumed I really feel so welcome right here, I sort of need to be right here!
“After I began growing that relationship with him, I believe it was the respect that he confirmed me each time that I used to be there that was essential.
“I’ve shared this many occasions, however in among the different promotions that I labored after I began, among the promoters have been very merciless and nasty. To start with, they didn’t consider in what I delivered to the desk they usually have been very vocal about how they thought I used to be or what I used to be going to be.
“However Tony Khan, he handled me like a star. He handled me with a variety of respect and acknowledged the work that I’ve performed exterior of AEW.
“He continues to do this, particularly with Mission Professional Wrestling with what me and my crew does exterior of the large leagues. As a result of we need to develop a variety of feminine expertise. I legit need to assist different ladies.”
On who has helped her behind the scenes in AEW…
“In my case, positively Dustin Rhodes. He’s been on my aspect since day one. Sonjay [Dutt] is one other one who may be very concerned with among the ladies there. He guides them in that side.
“BJ [Whitmer] – I like BJ, shoutout to BJ – he’s additionally one of many producers of our matches. For me, Dustin has been pivotal in a variety of issues, inside and out of doors of the ring.
“I discuss to him rather a lot about promos due to who his father was and likewise who he was in different corporations with how he developed characters. That’s essential.
“I’m nonetheless fairly new to the enterprise, I’ve solely been wrestling eight years and Thunder Rosa has been accepted for about 4 as a result of I all the time had different characters. So it’s all the time about discovering who the individual actually is and what you need to painting to folks.
“Tony Khan has been the driving drive for me to be a pivotal a part of AEW within the growth of the ladies’s division. He introduced me in throughout COVID and I used to be by no means anticipating to remain.
“Now I’m signed and the Ladies’s world champion, however he was very pivotal in that and growing the story.”
Order AEW Double or Nothing on FITE for viewers exterior of the U.S. on Could 29