EXCLUSIVE: Thunder Rosa Frustrated With Lack Of AEW TV Time

AEW Women's World Champion upset with lack of TV, lack of focus post-Double Or Nothing, and more.

Thunder Rosa

Thunder Rosa's lack of television time in All Elite Wrestling has left her unhappy, WhatCulture has learned.

Unnamed sources close to the situation state that the reigning AEW Women's World Champion has become very frustrated with how little she has been onscreen. This was exacerbated by Wednesday's episode of Dynamite, on which Thunder Rosa received no focus despite her well-received match with Serena Deeb at Double Or Nothing 2022 (29 May).

While this week's Dynamite was heavy on Double Or Nothing fallout, it didn't feature any form of segment featuring the Women's World Champion. It was put to WhatCulture that Dynamite made it feel like the Deeb match "didn't happen at all."


After using her Double Or Nothing ring attire to honour the 21 people who tragically lost their lives in the 24 May school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Rosa was not invited to the post-PPV media scrum. This is another source of frustration for the AEW Women's World Champion, who is planning on auctioning her DON gear for the benefit of the Uvalde victims' families, though she was not given the opportunity to speak at the scrum.

Rosa had confirmed during a pre-Double Or Nothing interview with Sportskeeda that she wanted to auction the gear, driven by a desire to help the families take care of the funeral services.


We have been informed that while Rosa's frustration isn't to the extent that she is going to walk out of the promotion, the situation has left her upset and confused.

Thunder Rosa has been AEW Women's World Champion since defeating Britt Baker on 16 March 2022. Her 78-day reign has thus far encompassed two successful title defences.


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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.