Following an extended nine-month hiatus, former AEW Women's World Champion, Thunder Rosa, made a thrilling comeback to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) during the edition of Dynamite on May 10. The captivating scene unfolded as Rosa was spotted entering Tony Khan's office, just moments after Miro, another returning wrestler, had finished speaking with the AEW CEO.
Thunder Rosa's absence from the wrestling scene since the summer of 2022 was due to a debilitating back injury, which, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, is still causing her significant discomfort. Despite her triumphant return to AEW, the star, La Mera Mera, continues grappling with persistent back issues.
Thunder Rosa Struggle with Back Pain
"Thunder Rosa's back is in a really bad state. Her presence at the weekly tapings, providing Spanish commentary, gave the impression that she was doing fine. However, reports from her training sessions tell a different story," said Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio.
"From what I've gathered, her training sessions are painful affairs. The severity of her condition was evident in a recent All Access feature, and I understand her back hasn't improved since then." Amid this suspense-filled return, the timeline for Rosa's reentry into the wrestling ring remains nebulous.
Recent discussions suggest the potential need for surgery to address her lingering back problems. Rosa herself expressed concerns last week, confiding in fans that the persistent health issue has prompted fears that her illustrious wrestling career might end.
Rosa has remained connected to the sport she loves during her extended recuperation period. She has regularly been part of the Spanish-language commentary team for AEW broadcasts, offering insights and analysis from ringside.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding her return to active wrestling, her enduring passion for the sport is unquestionable. Whether as a competitor or commentator, Thunder Rosa's presence continues to electrify the AEW universe.