Thunder Rosa fell just short at making it to the finals of the AEW TBS Championship Tournament and was just fingertips away from perhaps becoming the inaugural champion. Her downfall in part can be thanks to Mercedes Martinez.
Martinez was the catalyst to Rosa losing against Jade Cargill in their semi-finals match. After the attack on Rosa, Martinez was declared All Elite and officially signed with AEW. She tried to interfere in Cargill’s match once again in the finals on this week’s Dynamite to target Ruby Soho.
Despite Cargill becoming the inaugural TBS Champion, Rosa made sure that further damage didn’t happen to Soho. She came out and brawled with Martinez to the backstage area taking her away from ringside.
Rosa and Martinez have met in the ring numerous times on the indie scene and Rosa declares her excitement to have her as part of the locker room. She spoke with Renee Paquette on her Oral Session Podcast and had the following to say –
“My head still hurts. She hits hard,” Rosa joked about Martinez. “It’s great. I think we need more veterans that are able to guide the young, new talent that we still have. The learning curve is so big in our division because we have a lot of people who have been in this business less than ten years. Like it or not, there’s a lot of stuff that we all still need to learn and she is a book of knowledge.”
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Rosa continues, “Every time I’ve stepped in the ring with her because we’ve had a lot of matches in the independent scene, they get better and better and better and better. So what you guys are about to see in the next couple of months is going to be fire. Because you have somebody who is a super freakin good veteran that knows what she’s doing, and then you’ve got firey, babyface Thunder Rosa right now. It’s going to be money, inside and outside the ring.
“If you go on YouTube and see our matches that we have had in the last couple of months, you’re going to know what I’m talking about. Because we both can go. I just hope the world is ready to see what’s next.”
Rosa also speaks on why/how she almost quit wrestling, pushing towards MMA, and how she almost signed with WWE.
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