There was lots of buzz last week surrounding Thunder Rosa’s attitude during her AEW Women’s Championship defense against Marina Shafir.
After their match on Dynamite, accusations were surfacing about Rosa “sandbagging” Shafir throughout the match.
Rosa spoke with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com where she was asked if that was what actually happened.
“No. I’m going to say like I said to the New York Post, I have nothing but respect for my opponents. Anyone who dares to stand in the ring with me, I have nothing but respect to my opponents and 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 to all of the women that are behind me. When they step into the ring with me they’re like ‘cool.’ People are going to talk and 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’m all about. That’s all I have to say.”– Thunder Rosa
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription