The feud between Thunder Rosa & Britt Baker has been one of AEW’s longest standing rivalries.
The two first faced off on AEW television at Beach Break 2021, with their second encounter being the first ever women’s Lights Out match at St Patrick’s Day Slam, which briefly ended their fued for the time being.
One year later, the two reignited their heated rivalry, going to war over Britt Baker’s AEW Women’s Championship at Revolution 2022. Though unsuccessful at the PPV, Rosa was victorious on her second try, capturing the title in a steel cage at St Patrick’s Day Slam 2022.
Speaking on Under The Ring, Rosa reflected on her rivalry with Baker, and hinted that the two are destined to do battle for years to come.
“Every match that we had, it escalated to the next level. At first we had our match that was a regular match at Beach Break. Then, we had the tag matches and the blow off [Lights Outs]. The rivalry that we had, it’s real. Now that I took the title from her, it’s not something that is going to end. It’s like The Rock and Stone Cold (Steve Austin), something similar, or Trish (Stratus) and Lita. Something of that sort. Something that is never going to end. Our matches were definitely more physical in terms of female wrestling. We pushed a lot of boundaries that I don’t think people were used to seeing women in the mainstream media, doing something of that sort, especially on the last one. I probably watched it 10 times and I cannot tell you the amount of pain that everyone that was part of that match went through. From the wrestlers to the referees. It was very intense and we definitely…we had an opportunity to elevate women’s wrestling to another level with it,”-Thunder Rosa
Whilst we’re certain that the pair will eventually cross paths once again in the future, both currently have their own separate battles to focus on. Baker is set to compete in the inaugural Owen Hart Foundation Tournament, whilst Rosa has her sights set on defending her AEW Women’s Championship at Double Or Nothing against Serena Deeb.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription.