Thunder Rosa

Mexican professional wrestler

Melissa Cervantes (born July 22, 1986) is a Mexican-American professional wrestler. She currently wrestles for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and competes under the ring name Thunder Rosa.

Thunder Rosa
Rosa during her time as AEW Women's World Champion in April 2022
Born (1986-07-22) July 22, 1986 (age 37)
Tijuana, Mexico
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Kobra Moon
Serpiente
Serpiente del Mar
Thunder Rosa
Billed height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Billed weight119 lb (54 kg)
Billed fromThe Graveyards of Tijuana, Mexico
Trained byDylan Drake
Matt Carlos
Debut2014

She has also wrestled for Stardom, Impact Wrestling, and National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). She wrestled for Lucha Underground under the ring name Kobra Moon.

During her time in AEW, Rosa was a one-time AEW Women's World Champion.

Career

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All Elite Wrestling

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On the August 22, 2020 episode of Dynamite, Rosa made her debut with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).[1] She made her AEW in-ring debut by defeating Serena Deeb on the September 2 episode of Dynamite.[2] She would go on to face Hikaru Shida for the AEW Women's World Championship at All Out but lost.[3]

On the March 17, 2021 episode of Dynamite, Rosa faced Britt Baker in a Lights Out match[broken anchor]. Rosa was able to defeat Baker in the match. The match was the first women's main event in Dynamite history and was well liked and praised by fans and critics.[4][5]

On July 22, 2021, AEW announced that Rosa had officially signed a contract to be a part of the roster.[6]

At St. Patrick's Day Slam, Rosa faced Baker for the AEW Women's World Championship in a steel cage. Rosa was able to win the match and the championship. This was Rosa's first championship in AEW.[7] After many successful defences, Rosa announced on the August 24 at Dynamite that she had gotten injured and couldn't defend the title anymore.[8] On the November 23 episode of Dynamite, Rosa gave her championship up because of the injury.[9]

Championships and accomplishments

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Rosa is a former AEW Women's World Champion
  • All Elite Wrestling
  • Allied Independent Wrestling Federations
    • AIWF International Women's Championship (1 time)[11]
  • Gold Rush Pro Wrestling
    • GRPW Lady Luck Championship (1 time)[11]
  • East Bay Pro Wrestling
    • EBPW Ladies Champion (1 time)[11]
  • Inspire Pro Wrestling
    • Inspire Pro Twin Dragon Connection Championship (3 times) – with Cherry Ramons (1), Raychell Rose (1), Steve O Reno (1)[11]
  • Lucha Underground
  • Mission Pro Wrestling
    • MPW Year-End Award (2 times)
      • Match of the Year Award (2020) vs. Lindsay Snow on September 18[13]
      • Moment of the Year Award (2021) Rosa spearing David LaGreca through the cans on November 20[13]
  • National Wrestling Alliance
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Match of the Year (2021) vs. Britt Baker[15]
    • Ranked No. 3 of the top 150 female wrestlers in the PWI Women's 150 in 2022[16]
  • Shine Wrestling
    • Shine Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Holidead[17]
  • SoCal Uncensored
    • Southern California Women's Wrestler of the Year (2016)[18]
  • Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling
    • International Princess Championship (1 time)[19]
  • Vendetta Pro Wrestling
    • NWA International Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Holidead[11]
  • Warrior Wrestling
    • Warrior Wrestling Women's Championship (1 time)[20]

References

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  1. "8/22 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of Cody vs. Brodie Lee for the TNT Championship, FTR vs. Private Party, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks vs. Alex Reynolds, John Silver, and Alan "Five" Angels, Brandi Rhodes and Allie vs. Ivelisse and Diamante in the Deadly Draw tournament finals". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  2. "9/2 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of Jon Moxley vs. MJF's lawyer Mark Sterling, Santana and Ortiz vs. Best Friends, Chris Jericho vs. Joey Janela, The Young Bucks and Jurassic Express vs. Private Party, Christopher Daniels, and Frankie Kazarian, final hype for All Out". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  3. "AEW All Out results: Powell's live review of Jon Moxley vs. MJF for the AEW Championship, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page vs. FTR for the AEW Tag Titles, Hikaru Shida vs. Thunder Rosa for the AEW Women's Title, Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy in a Mimosa Mayhem match". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  4. "Blood, Thumbtacks, Tables, And More Present In Brutal First-Ever Women's Main Event Of AEW Dynamite". Fightful. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  5. "SRS: Britt Baker And Thunder Rosa Get Their Roses, And The Praise They Deserve". Fightful. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  6. "Thunder Rosa Signs With All Elite Wrestling, Rosa Comments". Fightful. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  7. "AEW Dynamite: St. Patrick's Day Slam Results (3/16/22): Britt Baker vs. Thunder Rosa III Inside Of A Steel Cage + More!". Fightful. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  8. "AEW's Thunder Rosa says back injury 'not fake, not a work,' out for a few months". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  9. "Thunder Rosa Stripped of AEW's Championship". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  10. "AEW Women's World Championship". All Elite Wrestling. Archived from the original on December 17, 2022. Retrieved March 17, 2022.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 "Thunder Rosa » Titles". Cagematch. Archived from the original on October 31, 2021. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  12. "SPOILERS: Lucha Underground Tapings For 3/10 & 3/11: BIG Title Change". Archived from the original on October 31, 2021. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Awards for Mission Pro Wrestling". Mission Pro Wrestling (MPW). Archived from the original on June 6, 2023. Retrieved June 6, 2023.
  14. Galli, Joe (February 21, 2020). "San Antonio wrestler breaking barriers by becoming first Latina NWA World Champion". Fox San Antonio. Archived from the original on October 31, 2021. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  15. Grifol, Ignacio (January 14, 2022). "Pro Wrestling Illustrated anuncia los ganadores de sus PWI Awards 2021". Solowrestling.com. Archived from the original on January 15, 2022. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  16. Ross, Patrick (October 27, 2022). "Full 2022 PWI Women's 150 list revealed". aiptcomics.com. Archived from the original on October 28, 2022. Retrieved October 27, 2022.
  17. "RESULTS: SHINE 52 - - Squared Circle Sirens". squaredcirclesirens.com. Archived from the original on October 31, 2021. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  18. "Southern California Women's Wrestler of the Year - SoCalUNCENSORED.com". Archived from the original on October 31, 2021. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  19. Michael, Casey. "Thunder Rosa Wins Tokyo Joshi Pro International Princess Championship". Squared Circle Sirens. Archived from the original on October 16, 2020. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  20. P., Dominic (August 21, 2021). "#AndNEW: Thunder Rosa Wins Warrior Wrestling Women's Title at Stadium Series Night 3". Last Word on Pro Wrestling. Archived from the original on October 31, 2021. Retrieved August 22, 2021.

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