In August of last year, Thunder Rosa suffered a back injury that would ultimately lead to her relinquishing the AEW Women’s Championship in November. Rosa has been absent from in-ring action ever since, however, she did make her return to AEW TV during this past Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite as she is now officially serving as the company’s Spanish language commentator until she’s ready to return to action.
Speaking on a recent episode of Busted Open Radio, Rosa provided an update on her recovery status, revealing that she’s now stepping up her training.
“I’m taking my time and rehab is going well. I actually lifted, I did deadlifts for the first time, five little pounds. I’m feeling a lot stronger. I want to make sure that when I return to the ring, I’m ready mentally and physically. I want to give the best show that I can and the new Thunder Rosa is coming. I’m focusing on myself and what I need to do when I return. When I come back, everyone will know that I’m coming back. Every setback is an opportunity to work on things you don’t work on. I’m doing my homework now. The same person that left seven months ago can’t come back.”-Thunder Rosa
Fightful Select reported yesterday that during the most recent AEW talent meeting, Thunder Rosa made efforts to make amends with the women’s locker room following accusations of sandbagging and being difficult to work with, and thus it appears likely that a return may be just around the corner.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on the injury status of Thunder Rosa, and we wish her all the best in her recovery.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription.