On November 13, it was announced that Thunder Rosa would be given the opportunity to take the title of ‘NWA World women’s champion’ away from Serena Deeb when the two compete the following week on AEW Dynamite.
Rosa, besides pursuing her old championship, got into a Twitter Feud with Dr. Britt Baker, the resident role model for AEW. Baker apparently was the first to start the feud, right after Rosa announced her title match against Serena Deeb on Dynamite.
As you can see from the passage below. Britt Baker appeared to be rallied by Thunders tweet and by the looks of things she is not having what Thunder is selling for one second.
Rosa did not hold back however and retaliated only an hour later, implying that she achieved more in a 1-minute promo compared to her entire year of activity. All subjective of course, but what will most excite the fans are the signs of bad blood between the two.
Ivelisse, who has had a history with Rosa, joined in on the exchange with her own jab at Rosa thirty minutes later. The tweet was non-sensical in many ways but the gist of it was aimed at reminding Rosa to know her place. Closely surrounded by several expletives.
Ivelisse and Rosa had previously wrestled on Dynamite for the NWA Women’s Championship, on September 16. Despite their intense duel that day, Rosa later had said that she never had issues with Ivelisse.
In an interview with Busted Open Radio, Rosa revealed that she had worked with Ivelisse in Lucha Underground as well as on other promotions. She said the match was going alright before things went awry, but no one got hurt in the end, and that was all that mattered. She also mentioned that until the finish, she made sure her opponent was safe. That despite what she thought of her opponent, no matter who it was, she would not obviously kill them.
“I do business very differently and that’s why people respect me,” she added.
The way AEW handles their women’s division has been a popular topic among fans for quite some time now. Fans have also observed that Rosa and the NWA belt happen to receive more TV time than AEW’s itself.
Despite fans saying that the women’s division hasn’t received much time on Dynamite, the Twitter brawl between Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker got fans excited. With only an exchange of a few Tweets, it became apparent that the two strongly dislike each other. And as any wrestling fan will tell you these are the sort of fights you bring out the popcorn for.
With this venomous exchange having happened on Twitter and the fact that CEO, Tony Khan is encouraging the working relationship that Is being built between AEW and NWA (the reason why Thunder Rosa gets to appear on both Dynamite and Dark), the brand now has an already created feud along with its storyline for Rosa. What will happen next is anybody’s guest but AEW should recognize the opportunity for fireworks and I for one am hoping that this feud can live up to its potential.