News On Thunder Rosa Signing With AEW, Leaving NWA; Had Requested Her Release In 2020

Thunder Rosa has jumped ship.

Less than a week after Rosa appeared at IMPACT Slammiversary, she was officially with AEW full-time. Prior to that, Rosa had been under NWA contract, and worked with AEW on a part time basis.

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With the signing announced on her birthday, Fightful Select reported the following about the deal:

Thunder Rosa has officially signed with AEW last week, in a surprise move. It's not shocking in that All Elite Wrestling signed her, but that she could sign, considering her NWA contract ran through the year. However, a buyout of the deal was orchestrated, though we aren't sure of the specifics. We were informed by NWA sources that Thunder Rosa had requested her release from the NWA as far back as 2020, but that was rejected.

We've also been told AEW, and Tony Khan in particular are very careful about not contract tampering, and wanted to play by the book on the situation. We've noted in the past that Tony Khan and Billy Corgan often work together directly.

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