Observe-up tweets and social media exchanges appeared to substantiate that, and brought back up issues with Thunder Rosa that had resurfaced in AEW round their Lethal Draw ladies’s tag event final fall.
This weekend, Ivelisse went deeper on the state of affairs in an interview with Lucha Libre Online. The 33 yr previous former Lucha Underground star stated that her tweets final week “got here from a spot with lots of ache for what was occurring that day”, and that solely AEW might say for sure why she was launched.
As regards to Rosa:
“At first, every part appeared nice, and I had my hopes by means of the roof, and I used to be very pleased, however I shall be very sincere with you. I stated it the primary day of my launch; I felt valued and pleased, however one particular person was doing every part to break my place there. It was Thunder Rosa.
“I used to be in shock, undoubtedly, however not as a lot as a result of I had already recalled every part that went on up to now, so I had an concept. I observed too late simply how a lot harm was made to my identify, and I solely realized after analyzing the chain of occasions from every part that went on and it made much more sense, as a result of this and this occurred due to this and whether or not it was truthful or not… Once more, I perceive wrestling and its politics, however the truth that somebody was introduced in as strongly, that’s what shocked me essentially the most, particularly throughout a pandemic.”
Ivelisse additionally mentions that she had private struggles after signing with AEW, and “in that wave of melancholy attempting to carry on” whereas followers questioned why she was off tv. She additionally framed her points by way of what ladies face in wrestling, and the world:
“I received’t go into lots of element of what went on and what led to that [her release], however I do know that it has to try this us ladies nonetheless have lots of struggles in having a voice. All around the world, we’ve an issue in having a voice that’s appeared as legitimate in every part around the globe, specifically in wrestling…
“As ladies, we battle in our voice generally; I imagine that it a denominator as to why the veteran ladies’s wrestlers don’t obtain the identical worth and respect in wrestling. Once I noticed that they launched Mickie James, that I couldn’t imagine it, however with my expertise as a ladies’s wrestler on the earth of Professional-Wrestling for 17 years, and likewise every part that has occurred, I imagine that the few veteran ladies’s wrestlers left don’t obtain the identical therapy they deserve, and never simply me, others too. Actually, right here I might see the identical concern in a match I noticed just lately involving one other veteran, in order that is among the extra crucial denominators within the greater image.”
Neither AEW nor Thunder Rosa have commented on Ivellise’s launch or feedback.