Thunder Rosa On Face Paint & Dia de los Muertos Inspriation

Former AEW Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa has revealed the origin behind her face paint, following her return to AEW.

The Mexican star returned to AEW Dynamite this week, after 9 months out due to injury. She looks set to rejoin AEW as part of the new AEW Collision TV show, alongside CM Punk and Miro.

Upon her return this week, she appeared on the Youtube show “Hey! EW”, hosted by wrestling personality RJ City.

Thunder Rosa was asked a variety of questions in the program, most notably about her iconic face paint. Many have assumed it is down to her Mexican origins, and Rosa has confirmed just that about her face paint.

“A promoter said, ‘Use the face paint because we need to get more Latino fans,'” Rosa said.

“And then I put it on and he’s like, ‘You’re too pretty and you should use half of it.” Rosa then revealed that her face paint is based off of the Calavera decorative skull for Dia de los Muertos, which is the Mexican celebration of the afterlife and translates to “day of the dead.”

RJ City humorously attempted to ask Rosa who she’s happy about being dead, to which she clarified the origins of the festival.

“That’s a really wrong question. We throw parties after our ancestors pass away, not because we’re happy that they’re dead, but we’re celebrating their life. It’s not that we’re happy they’re dead.”

Thunder Rosa’s face paint has become one of the most iconic images in AEW, and has helped her craft a persona that rivals any others in the company.

She is set to return to wrestling soon, when AEW Collision debuts next month on TNT.

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