We got a pair of updates from two women who’ve most recently been signed to Billy Corgan’s NWA, but who would make great additions to any other company’s roster.
First, Thunder Rosa, who had a lot of fun with speculation about her next move after she dropped the NWA Women’s title to Serena Deeb last week. Sometimes cheekily so… literally.
After reports her current deal with Corgan actually has more than a year remaining on it, Rosa spoke to Busted Open about her status (h/t Fightful for transcription). She confirmed that when she does start negotiating her next contract, the ability to continue with outside projects like MMA and her Mission Pro Wrestling promotion would be key:
“I am signed with NWA and have another year with them. When it’s my time, it’s gonna be my time. When my time comes, I’m not going to come as just another person on the roster, mark my words. I’m coming for everything and I’m coming to be on top, just like I did this first time. My value is going to be bigger because I’m going to be a better wrestler, cut better promos, my body is going to be chiseled, I’m going to have a better MMA record. I’m gonna be like, ‘This is all I have to offer, what do you have to offer me?’ That’s what I want when I go to a bigger company. I want them to want me.
”Because of all the projects I have on the side, it has to be a place where I’m able to continue working on what I’m working on. If I’m able to do it with NWA, then NWA. If I’m able to do it with AEW, probably. Now knowing what WWE is doing with things we have on the side, it’s going to be very difficult for me to work on my personal projects. Sometimes, those personal projects are the things that bring you the most joy in life. I don’t want that joy to be taken away from money. If that’s what I have to sacrifice, I’d rather be happy than be a slave.”
Many are reading this as a sign WWE is out of the question, and it is unlikely they’d give her free rein to pursue both MMA fights and continue indie work. But it could also be a negotiating tactic, and she has at least another year to do those things before possibly accepting a big payday from Vince McMahon.
Allysin Kay, who some may know better as Impact’s Sienna, has also been working with the NWA. But she tweeted last night that she’s free and clear, and looking for indie bookings.
As of today, I am officially a free agent.
Thank you to the NWA for the opportunities, which included one of my favorite matches of my career.
I am open for indy bookings & appearances. Let’s get weird.
— Allysin Kay (@Sienna) November 3, 2020
Kay is an experienced hand who could immediately elevate AEW’s women’s division… if that’s something Tony Khan & team are interested in doing. She’d be a valuable player anywhere though, even as a presence on the independent circuit – whenever that comes back.
Place your bets.