On March 16th at St Patrick’s Day Slam, Thunder Rosa defeated long-time rival Britt Baker to capture her first AEW Women’s Championship.
Since that day, Rosa has been the flagbearer for AEW’s women’s division, defeating Nyla Rose in her first defence at Battle of the Belts 2.
Appearing on the Battleground Podcast, Rosa discussed a wide range of topics, with the current AEW Women’s Champion opening up on what being the face of AEW’s women’s division means to her.
Rosa acknowledged the large responsibility she bears as AEW’s top female competitor, and also noted her desire to be a role model for those of Latin American descent.
“It’s a big responsibility. I take this in a very serious way, not only in the ring in having good matches and performing at the best of my ability, but also bringing it to the community. I’m a big person in teaching and sharing my story because you never know how many people you are touching and how many people you are influencing in a positive way. I’m doing my due diligence in bringing the title to wherever I go. I’m actually going to an elementary school to talk to Latino kids about their dreams and stuff. It’s very important that we have those talks. When you guys don’t see me in the ring, you see me doing something outside of the ring. It’s such a huge platform for me and it’s a huge platform for Latina women to bring something different to the table. This is the first time ever in history this has happened and I want to make sure that no matter what happens, I make a positive influence in many people’s lives.”-Thunder Rosa
Rosa’s next defence of her AEW Women’s Championship will come at this year’s Double or Nothing PPV, as she is set to face off against Serena Deeb.
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.