Thunder Rosa retired from AEW’s All Out pay-per-view due to a back injury, but she did not relinquish her AEW Women’s World Championship. Instead, Toni Storm, Britt Baker, Hikaru Shida, and Jamie Hayter competed in a four-way for the interim championship, which Storm won.
Rosa will almost certainly face the interim champion in a title unification match when she returns. However, there is still a lot of work to be done before that happens. Rosa provided an update on her health while appearing on the “Wrestling Perspective Podcast.”
I’m doing really well. This week, we did some good progress. I started running for the first time in … three months. So, the physical activities is getting a little bit bigger and I’m allowed to do a lot more stuff than before. I’m not allowed to lift yet, I’m not allowed to do a lot of stuff. I’m not allowed to wrestle still, but we’re making progress. Just the fact that I can actually jog for seven minutes on and off, for me, is huge because I have not been able to do that.
Due to Rosa’s continued absence, Storm has defended the interim title on multiple occasions and will do so again at Full Gear on Saturday. Storm will face The Bunny in a title eliminator match on Wednesday’s “Dynamite” before Full Gear.
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