A news piece on an injury in wrestling may be something quite usual. On Sunday morning, the news of GFW Knockout Rosemary being injured at Lucha Libre AAA PPV Triplemania XXV could have been one among another. But it was revealed this injury was, in fact, the result of a volunteer attack from one of Rosemary’s opponent in the match, AAA Reina de Reinas Champion, Sexy Star.
As GFW is a partner of Lucha Libre AAA, some of GFW Superstars including Andrew Everett, DJZ, Jeff Jarrett, Lashley, Moose and Rosemary were set to appear on the card. Sexy Star was putting her Reina de Reinas title on the line in a Four-Way match against defeated Ayako Hamada, Lady Shani and Rosemary.
At the end of the match, Sexy Star, winner of the match and still Champion, attacked Rosemary and popped her arm out of place while applying her armbar submission (video below). Even if the injury is said not to be too serious and should not put Rosemary out of action for too long, the situation was tense and AAA’s Director of Talent, Vampiro, had to bring Sexy Star back to the ring and ask her to apologize, something Star reluctantly did before leaving another time.
The wrestling world had been quite shaken by the news, mostly when Rosemary confirmed on Twitter the attack was legit: “Let me make this perfectly clear: if you take liberties with someone’s body when they are giving it to you and trusting you to keep them safe, you are not tough.” (read full tweet below)
She also thanked the AAA for running the situation the good way. “I also want to thank the AAA locker room. Thank you, Hamada and Shani, who also had to deal with bulls–t from Star during that match. Thank you, Vampiro, for professionally trying to calm a volatile situation, though, as you know, once the excuses started pouring out of Sexy Star’s mouth in lieu of an apology, it was over.”
24 hours removed.. pic.twitter.com/KHrPQRAAJS
— The Demon Assassin (@WeAreRosemary) August 28, 2017
Once Rosemary’s tweet was online, the reaction to Sexy Star’s actions was heard from a number of wrestlers and wrestling promotions, from her GFW roster partners like from wrestlers from other companies like Lucha Underground or WWE. GFW Karen Jarrett, Gail Kim, Ethan Carter III, Allie and El Hijo del Fantasma, former GFW stars Velvet Sky and Christy Hemme, Lucha Underground’s Joey Ryan, WWE Paige and Mike Kanellis tweeted about the situation all Sunday long, quoting the lack of respect the unprofessional behaviour of Sexy Star.
Pro Wrestling EVE even asked the question: “Dear fellow wrestling promoters: do you value the safety of your talent? Then now is the time to cancel Sexy Star bookings from your show.” Lucha Libre AAA for the moment hasn’t made any comment on the situation, WrestleCade decided to pull Sexy Star from its Weekend events on November 24 to 26.
On its Twitter statement, the company noted “Sexy Star tried to intentionally injure her after their match ended. There is no place for this in professional wrestling. Therefore we have made the decision NOT to bring Sexy Star to WrestleCade Weekend.” This may be the beginning of a long series, because of the stir on Twitter caused by Sexy Star’s actions and the fact she has made absolutely no comment on the situation for the moment.