Update On When Thunder Rosa Could Return To AEW Action

Thunder Rosa signed with AEW in August 2020, and less than two months later, she stood tall as AEW Women’s World Champion. Her big title win moment came on a special St. Patrick’s Day Slam edition of Dynamite when she toppled then-champion Dr. Britt Baker DMD in her adoptive hometown of San Antonio, TX. It was a big moment for Rosa and her many fans, but unfortunately, her run was cut short when she announced a back injury that would take her out of action a few months later.

Initially, Rosa was not stripped of her championship due to injury, and an interim champion was crowned, Toni Storm. Three months later, that decision was reversed, and the current interim champion, Jamie Hayter, was made the official AEW Women’s World Champion, both women’s reigns are now recognized as official title reigns.

It has been nearly eleven months since Rosa went down with an injury, but she was recently seen on an episode of Dynamite, teasing her involvement with the new AEW Collision brand. In a new vlog, she was joined by AEW Dr. Samson, who gave an update on her recovery, and how soon fans can expect to see her back in action.

“It’s been a long process with you,” he told Rosa. “So, looking at the most recent MRIs and all the conservative stuff we’ve done in the past, you’re progressing on right now. You do still have all the pathology in your lower back, L4, L5. I think with our progression going into, pushing it to the limit, but taking it sequentially. So, going week to week to week, we push a little bit more. If we hit a roadblock, we back it up a step, but I think, you know, over the next four to six weeks, we’ll see how it’s going.”

Excited by the news, the former AEW Women’s Champion asked the doctor to clarify how soon she could be back in action.

“I would say that’s a good shooting point, or goal point, to go to is six weeks,” he reiterated.

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