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Thunder Rosa on being AEW women’s champion: “When you guys don’t see me in the ring, you see me doing something outside of the ring”

Thunder Rosa was the guest on this week’s “Battleground Podcast” where she discussed what it’s like to be the face of the AEW women’s division, and talked about her promotion, Mission Pro Wrestling.

Thunder Rosa was asked what it means to her to be the face of the women’s division in AEW:

“It’s a big responsibility. I take this in a very serious way, not only in the ring in having good matches and performing at the best of my ability, but also bringing it to the community,” she said.

“I’m a big person in teaching and sharing my story because you never know how many people you are touching and how many people you are influencing in a positive way. I’m doing my due diligence in bringing the title to wherever I go.”

“I’m actually going to an elementary school to talk to Latino kids about their dreams and stuff. It’s very important that we have those talks. When you guys don’t see me in the ring, you see me doing something outside of the ring,” she continued.

“It’s such a huge platform for me and it’s a huge platform for Latina women to bring something different to the table. This is the first time ever in history this has happened and I want to make sure that no matter what happens, I make a positive influence in many people’s lives.”

On her own promotion, Mission Pro Wrestling:

“Sometimes when they have women’s shows, they are very cookie cutter. We always try to be a little edgy and give those who we know are very good an opportunity to showcase what they can do.”

“Also, we have a female perspective because it is mostly run by females. My promotion is mostly run by females. We have two or three males there that are part of the decision making, but there are four or five girls,” she shared.

“We are always brainstorming and trying to do different things. We are trying to empower the new generations of girls so they know they have a choice and that you can actually make money and make a living out of professional wrestling. That is very important because you empower them by educating them. I feel like we are running things like a community college and we are preparing them to go to a university with promos, pretapes, and entrances.”

“It takes a lot to have a promotion like this and we are putting more and more emphasis on the production part because that is what people see outside of the fans that come to the show. We are trying to get sponsors so we can grow as a business.”

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