AEW Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa was originally supposed to defend her AEW Women’s World Title against Toni Storm at the upcoming AEW All Out PPV Event, but the match was nixed due to Thunder Rosa suffering an unfortunate injury that will keep her out of in-ring action for an undisclosed amount of time. Rosa announced during this past Wednesday night’s episode of AEW Dynamite that she is unable to defend her AEW Women’s World Title due to an injury, but she is still the AEW Women’s World Champion. Rosa also said once she is healthy and medically cleared to compete, then she will battle whoever the Interim AEW Women’s World Champion is at that moment to unify the titles.
Dave Meltzer noted on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that if the one-on-one match between Thunder Rosa and Toni Storm pushed through and that Rosa wasn’t injured, then she would have lost the AEW Women’s World Title to Storm as a lot of interest was lost when Thunder was crowned the AEW Women’s World Champion. There is no word yet on if the title will be given back to Baker, but Rosa would have surely lost the championship one way or the other. Meltzer also noted that there have been big plans for the AEW’s women’s division, especially with All Elite Women and he speculated that AEW President and CEO Tony Khan might put the title back on Britt Baker since she is the biggest star the company has on the women’s roster.
Bryan Alvarez then reported that if Thunder Rosa was scheduled to lose at All Out, then it would make sense for Toni Storm to become the Interim AEW Women’s World Champion, but Meltzer has said that Toni Storm does not move numbers.
This is what Dave Meltzer said:
“The division lost a lot of ground when Britt Baker lost the Championship, and that’s what happened. The interest level went down. I don’t know if that means they’re getting it back on Britt Baker, but they were going to make a change. Rosa was not… if Rosa was on the show, she was going to lose. As far as what happened and everything, they said an injury. In theory, that means that whenever that injury is over, she would face whoever would win.”