Toni Storm is the interim AEW World Women's Champion because of the back injury that has kept AEW Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa out of the ring.
Storm won the title in a fatal 4-way bout at All Out after Rosa had to pull out of their title match and since then, has been vocal about Rosa’s injury as well as being the interim champ. Storm's reign with the belt has been successful as she has had multiple title defenses on TV against the likes of Hikaru Shida and Serena Deeb.
While speaking with The Ringer, Storm called for Rosa to come to work and stated that she should be stripped of her title if her injury lingers on for too long.
“Personally, I think she should just come to work and defend her championship like she’s supposed to, like a champion should. But if the injury lingers too long, I believe she should probably be stripped. And then I should be the AEW undisputed Women’s World Champion like I was supposed to be at All Out. That’s verbatim. I think she should defend her title. I think all champions should defend that championship. That doesn’t just go for Thunder Rosa. That goes for everybody.”
Storm is set to defend the interim title against Jamie Hayter at Saturday's Full Gear pay-per-view.