On the September 16 episode of AEW Dynamite, Thunder Rosa battled Ivelisse in a match that got a little awkward at certain points.
The bout ended up breaking down, leading to stiffer strikes being thrown. Fightful provided details on the match and the fallout, which you can read by clicking here.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Thunder Rosa was asked about doing business with Ivelisse.
"I never had any issues with her. I worked with her in Lucha Underground and other promotions. I thought the match was going well and then you saw what you saw. We made it work, we finished, and nobody got hurt. To me, that's the most important part. You gotta make it work and that's what I attempted to do. Even until the finish, I made sure my opponent was safe at all times, no matter what happened in-between. My promise with anybody that I step in the ring (with), regardless of my relationship inside or outside, is to keep my opponent. I'm not trying to kill you, this is not MMA. They're not paying me a bunch of money to try and kill you. This is a dance and I try to have the best dance possible," she said.
When asked if the problem with Ivelisse could turn into good business, Rosa replied, "If you work it well, I don't see why not, especially if you want to milk it and make some money. Sometimes, two people take things too personal and they'd rather go talk and bash people. I am a professional and I show it in the ring. I have nothing bad to say about this person. If the other person decides to bash me on social media, that's their prerogative, not mine. I do business very differently and that's why people respect me."
She went on to say that bashing someone or having an issue with someone does her no good when it comes to how other companies perceive her.
Rosa is currently under contract with NWA through 2021. When discussing her future and potentially signing with a bigger company, Rosa said she would like to be with a company that will still allow her to focus on outside projects. You can find her full comments by clicking here.
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