Top AEW Star Has High Praise For NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose, Rose Responds

3 weeks ago by Liam Winnard

Top AEW Star Has High Praise For NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose, Rose Responds WWE

Current AEW Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa has come out with some high praise for her WWE NXT counterpart, Mandy Rose.

Rose has reigned as NXT Women’s Champion for 386 days as of today (November 18, 2022), which currently stands as the third longest reign of all time behind only Shayna Baszler and record holder Asuka.

Speaking on today’s Busted Open Radio, Thunder Rosa said:

“What she’s doing I think is very important because that shows you if you give time to someone, if you believe in them, that’s how you can develop, and that’s how you can become. And I think Mandy Rose deserves a little bit more respect because she’s really working very, very hard.

“This is the importance of booking, of booking a person the right way. Mandy and Toxic Attraction needed that opportunity and that storyline that they have to develop as the main heels of a company.

“Why? I can tell you, when I was in the NWA working on the first season, how I was booked, it really developed the Thunder Rosa a lot of people really liked when I came to AEW. And I feel what they have done with Mandy Rose in the last year, they have created an aura for her that she really has empowered herself and taken it over.

“And that’s why when you see her, in every match that she’s doing, with chairs, an extreme match, or just a regular match, she’s delivering. And I think it is important that we give her her flowers because she deserves that.

“And, for me, one thing that I love is that she owns the fact that she’s pretty, that she’s beautiful, but she’s also a champion, and she’s also the face of the women’s division in that aspect.

“The dynamics that she has with the babyfaces there, I’m really enjoying her work in the last couple of weeks, and I really enjoy her promos, they’re very entertaining, with her and Toxic Attraction.”

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In response to Rosa’s comments, Mandy Rose tweeted:

Thank you! 🙏 wow very well said! Appreciate those kind words 🙌👏@thunderrosa22

Rose’s latest defence of the NXT Women’s Championship came on this past Tuesday’s NXT when she defeated Alba Fyre in a Last Woman Standing match after interference from former NXT UK talent Isla Dawn, who attacked Fyre.

Rosa, on the other hand, hasn’t wrestled since August due to injury issues, but still holds the AEW Women’s World Championship.

AEW President and CEO Tony Khan has admitted that he’s considered stripping Rosa of the title due to her being unable to defend it for so long.

In Rosa’s absence, Toni Storm has reigned as Interim AEW Women’s World Champion and will defend that title against Jamie Hayter at Full Gear tomorrow night.

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