In a recent interview with the AEW Unrestricted Podcast, All Elite Wrestling President Tony Khan discussed how the deal for NWA Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa to appear on this Saturday’s AEW All Out pay-per-view came about.

“Thunder Rosa is great, I hadn’t really thought about reaching out and booking Thunder Rosa. I was with Kenny Omega and Omega brought up her name when were were talking about contenders for Shida that he thought Thunder Rosa would be great, but she works for the NWA.

I thought we could work something out, Billy Corgan said that he thought it would be a great idea, he said that he thinks all Champions should be fighting Champions, so why shouldn’t their Champion come in and challenge for our titles. We think Thunder Rosa is a very good wrestler and we will find out how Thunder Rosa and Hikaru Shida stack up at AEW All Out. I think it’s a great match, it was a fun one to book and I was glad to put it on the card.”

The interview is available in full at this link.