Thunder Rosa has been absent from AEW programming for over a year due to a back injury which, at first, caused interim champions to be introduced for her title but the decision was later reversed and she was forced her to vacate the AEW Women’s World Championship. Rosa has kept fans up-to-date on her recovery via her YouTube vlog and shared her most positive update yet in early July, sharing that she should be able to return in mid-August.
With less than two weeks to go until AEW All In, the company’s highest-attended event ever and first show to take place outside of North America, fans have been curious if Rosa will be able to return in time to appear at Wembley Stadium or perhaps even compete for the championship she never lost in London.
Taking to her X account (formerly Twitter), Rosa has silenced all doubts and clarified her exact status for AEW All In in a new post. The former AEW Women’s World Champion revealed that she will be behind the announce desk and providing Spanish commentary for the event, going on to ask her followers if she should host a signing in the English capital two days beforehand.
Prior to vacating her title, Rosa last defended the AEW Women’s World Championship against Jamie Hayter at AEW Battle Of The Belts III on August 5th 2022. She went on to compete in a 6-woman tag team match on the August 15th edition of AEW Dark: Elevation, where she, Toni Storm and Hikaru Shida defeated Emi Sakura, Marina Shafir and Nyla Rose. This marked her final match for the promotion prior to her extended absence.
Whilst recovering from her injury, Rosa announced this past February that she would return for the first time in over five months as an on-screen personality by joining the promotion’s Spanish commentary team. In an interview with Bleacher Report last month, Rosa said she saw and appreciated the role as an opportunity to learn a new skill as well as to improve her Spanish.