There are plenty of issues lingering between Thunder Rosa, the AEW Women’s World Champion Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D, and the women who compromise her entourage. Despite a track record that has seen wins for both sides of the equation, ever since Rosa defeated Baker in their Unsanctioned Lights Out fight at DYNAMITE: ST PATRICK’S DAY SLAM, and has subsequently dominated any interactions with Baker, Jamie Hayter, or Rebel. In fact, it could be argued that the Women’s World Champion has actively avoided fighting Thunder given that she has gone undefeated in singles competition since a March 1st loss to Nyla Rose, and only tasted defeated in a tag match at the REVOLUTION 2021: BUY-IN and a Three Way with Jade Cargill and Nyla Rose. In fact, it is apparently not even acceptable to speak her name around the champ and her minions:
Well no matter how Baker feels about the situation, Jamie Hayter is going to have to do more than just speak Thunder Rosa’s name, she is going to have to square up with one of AEW’s most successful competitors throughout 2021. Rosa has racked up a 34-4 record on the year, she is 29-3 in one-on-one bouts, and while her standing in the rankings may have earned her a bye in the First Round, Thunder is the type who would fight every woman on the roster if that’s what it takes to get to the TBS Women’s Championship.
Meanwhile, while Jamie Hayter had to fight Anna Jay in the First Round, she didn’t exactly do it on her own, and it’s a virtual lock Thunder Rosa will experience the same situation. The difference being that Rosa has handled it all before from this group, and has no problem smacking Rebel or Britt in the mouth when (not if) they get involved.
The winner of this one will collide with Jade Cargill in the Semi-Finals, and that is definitely a battle Rosa would love to revisit in a one-on situation, but before it can happen, she has to make it through Jamie Hayter, Rebel, and likely the Good Doctor as well, looking to stick it to Thunder Rosa any way she can!