Thunder Rosa Discusses Revamped Mission Pro Wrestling, Training School With Jazz

Thunder Rosa rebranded Mission Pro Wrestling earlier this year to make it an all-women's wrestling promotion, with every position being filled by a female. 

Rosa has been at the forefront of leading the women's revolution on the Independent scene with Mission Pro Wrestling and her upcoming wrestling school with Jazz.

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Speaking on Women's Wrestling Talk, Rosa discussed the idea behind revamping Mission Pro Wrestling to an all-women's promotion. 

“The whole reason why Mission Pro Wrestling was revamped is because of the speak-out movement. And I think we are making waves. I have so many interviews like Texas Monthly is about to do an interview about this... and I talk extensively about the sexual harassment I went through; without saying names of course because I don’t go that way. But, expressed many times how I felt when I was being brought up in the business, like someone would be grabbing or saying stuff to me to the point where I  had to speak out and said, ‘Stop touching me’ in front of everybody," she said. 

In the middle of the Speaking Out movement in June, Mission Pro announced Robyn Reid would take the role of head of creative and booking.

When asked about the next steps for Mission Pro, Rosa said, "The show is fully booked for the month of December, we are still going. Even if there are no fans allowed, we will still have the show. I think we are almost sold out again. We have been keeping social distancing as much as possible and protecting our staff and our fans. One of the main things (we are doing), just like we were doing on Prime Time (is), we are enforcing our staff to be tested. Every single person that works there, because it’s so important that everybody takes care of each other. I mean we are a community and if someone gets COVID then we are all messed up. We can't work, we can’t make money.” 

During Mission Pro Wrestling's Tournament Out of Hell event in November, it was announced that Rosa would be opening a new training dojo alongside Jazz to help train the next generation of wrestlers. 

Speaking about the new gym with Jazz, Rosa said, "We are opening a school, next week we are going to put the ring in the school and we are going to be opening pretty soon. So we are very very excited about this. We are going to be doing recruiting for women. And I know it’s a big task... women are the ones who drop out the most in professional wrestling. But I think it’s worth it and it’s time. And I have such a great mentor,  Jazz. Such a strong person of color that has gone through the stuff that I have gone through myself.” 

The school is set to open in December in Texas. 

Rosa is currently under contract with the NWA through 2021, but when discussing her next move in a different interview, she said she would sign with a company that would allow her to continue outside ventures. You can find her full comments by clicking here

Thank you to TK Trinidad for the quotes above. 

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