Backstage Latest on the Situation With Thunder Rosa Relinquishing the AEW Women’s Title

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As previously reported, Thunder Rosa relinquished her AEW women’s championship to Jamie Hayter. Dave Meltzer of discussed the situation on Wrestling Observer Radio.

Meltzer said the following:

“The deal with Rosa was that, when she went down, she was going to lose the title at that pay-per-view [All Out] to Toni Storm. They expected her back in November or December, in that timeframe, and I think the feeling was, because of what happened with CM Punk, where they gave him a couple of months, to be consistent they would have to do the same thing here. Now it’s looking like February, so now I think they’re saying February’s too long.”

“With Punk, Punk was supposed to hold the title through that period, so that’s one of the reasons they did it that way. Because Moxley really wanted that championship reign, and he ended up getting another one because of what happened with Punk, but because of that you know they ended up Moxley getting an official reign, and then Punk was supposed to get an official reign back and everything like that. I think that’s kind of unofficially the mentality that if it’s a few months we’ll do the interim title, if it’s like 6 months, it’s too long.”

Rosa did issue a brief statement via Twitter, but she also added “if you want to know how I feel…” before plugging her Patreon account.