This weekend, Thunder Rosa returned to Tokyo Joshi Pro, where she won her first title with the promotion.
Earlier, she defeated Maki Ito at TJP New Year’s Dish Pro Wrestling to become the new Tokyo Joshi Pro International Princess Champion. The win makes her the first “gaijin,” or non-Japanese wrestler, to hold a title for the company.
Rosa took to her social media accounts to express how much this achievement meant to her.
I can’t describe how happy I am about being the first non-japanese champion in this company”, she said.” I did it because I believe and other people believe in my abilities as a wrestler and as a performer, I will never forget how when I first started coming to this country they called me the jobber, talent enhancement and that I had will never become a star! Those words made me work harder to prove that I belong in this ring, that I deserve what I have achieved because of my talent, my in-ring skills, my hard work, and my charisma! All the years I worked not for the gold and the fame, I worked hard because I want to be RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE BEST, as a relentless force in this business, as a positive role model In wrestling. Itoh felt the wrath and her big mouth got her in trouble. She felt the hammer and I made history.”
Rosa recently found a home with the NWA, but she has been a staple on the independent wrestling scene for years. She has toured Japan several times since 2015 when she worked Stardom.
We look forward to seeing Thunder Rosa return to Tokyo Joshi Pro to defend the International Princess Championship.
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