Thunder Rosa Addresses Criticism Of AEW's Women's Division

One of the group's stars talks positives and negatives of the division

Thunder Rosa was the guest on an episode of the Throwing Down with Renee & Miesha podcast and spoke about whether she believes the AEW women's division gets the respect it deserves. 

"Yes and no. I will say that people still talk crap about it. A lot of the women now have been really trying to establish themselves as competitors and somebody that can go with anybody. Even then, I feel like there's still a lot of criticism towards it. Everybody's working really hard to make the division better. 

"We're definitely getting a lot more veterans into our division, so it's making things a lot easier for a lot of the younger talent to learn from them. That's the most important part is the willingness and wanting to learn from veterans because we can say, 'Yeah, we're really good', but then when it comes down to throwing the punches and performing, we can underperform too, so we have to be mindful and open on that". 

Rosa officially signed with All Elite Wrestling in July 2021. She had been contracted to NWA through to the end of the year, but AEW bought out her contract. She had previously requested her release from NWA, which was rejected. 

Her Unsanctioned Light's Out main event with Britt Baker from the 2021 St. Patrick's Day Slam edition of Dynamite is widely considered one of the best matches in Dynamite's history. 


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