There was a crazy incident at Saturday’s AAA TripleMania XXV event in Mexico City, Mexico, during a four way women’s match for the company’s Reina de Reinas Championship. The women in the match were champion Sexy Star, who is best known from Lucha Underground, Rosemary from Global Force Wrestling, Ayako Hamada and Lady Shani. There have been several reports about what happened during the match, but the general consensus is that Sexy Star purposely attempted to injure Rosemary during the finish of the match.
According to PWInsider, Lady Shani and Sexy Star were legitimately shooting on each other during the match, which means they were going off script and trying to hurt one another. Sexy Star must have been upset about it and then did the wrong thing by taking it out on Rosemary, slapping on an armbar for the finish and continuing to perform the hold after the match was over. It’s a very unprofessional thing to do, and considered a big no-no in wrestling.
The report from PWInsider noted that Sexy Star left the building shortly after the incident. Vampiro, who is a key figure in AAA, told Sexy Star to come back to the venue and apologized to Rosemary. It was also reported by Dave Meltzer that GFW boss Jeff Jarrett was backstage at the show as well and he was furious about it too. A lot of people were.
Here’s a video of the finish of the match along with the post match attack by Sexy Star where she relentlessly held onto the armbar. You could hear Rosemary screaming in pain a bit. It is selling, but it was also legitimate pain.
It was definitely a shoot, and something that angered a lot of people. Star put the armbar on, won the match and re-applied it because she was trying to injure her opponent. That’s something you’re never supposed to do in pro wrestling, when you put your trust and safety in the hands of the people you’re in the ring with. Instead of working together, Sexy Star went into business for herself to try to hurt Rosemary.
Here’s what Rosemary — who used to wrestle as Courtney Rush — wrote about what happened on Twitter.
“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. You are an asshole. And you don’t belong in this business.
Sexy Star decided to do just that this weekend at TripleMania. And while I have remained quiet on social media until I was more calm to address the situation, I have now being informed that she is telling people that it is a work. You are all now being informed that Sexy Star is a liar. She was a liar in the locker room when she was forced to apologize and instead cooked up some bulls–t excuse that she ‘didn’t know’ and she is a liar now. You know if you are torquing on someone’s arm. You know an armbar is a real and dangerous hold.
The only reason your face is not broken right now is because a little voice inside my head as I lay on the apron kept repeating, ‘Don’t go to Mexican prison.’ (thanks Demon).
However, turning to positives, the outreach from the wrestling community has been incredible. I’m overwhelmed with how much love I feel right now from friends, fans, and people I have yet to meet in this amazing business. We are a family and we protect our own. If you violate that, you are not welcome here.
I also want to thank the AAA locker room. Multiple people came up to me saying how sorry and disgusted they were. 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.
Thank you to the amazing GFW locker room, both present that night and not. I have so much support from everyone, and talent, crew and office have all reached out to show me that.”
It’s pretty lame that Sexy Star was telling people it was a work, and I’m glad that Rosemary is speaking out against her by calling her a liar. Rosemary didn’t address the injury and how long she may be out, but there have been reports saying it’s nothing major. Others saying she might be on the shelf for a few weeks. Most likely, she will undergo tests during the week to see what the damage might be.
Sexy Star has been a professional wrestler for over a decade and should know better than to try to injure someone. Even somebody that’s been in the business for one week knows better. Fans that never stepped into the ring know better. You don’t cross that line, because if you do, people are going to be against you.
As Rosemary stated, Sexy Star doesn’t belong in the business if she’s going to act that way.
Several people in the wrestling industry reached out in support of Rosemary, including some of her co-workers in Global Force Wrestling.
I thought EC3 had a great response to it.
There’s already backlash against Sexy Star in the wrestling industry because she was booked for a Wrestlecade event in November and they noted on Twitter that they have canceled Sexy Star’s appearance. In the days and weeks ahead, there will likely be more promotions refusing to bring in Sexy Star after what she did because she crossed a line that will make it difficult for any other wrestler (male or female) to trust her in the ring.
It’s a crazy story and something we hate hearing about because wrestlers are supposed to work together, not really fight each other. We wish Rosemary the best in her recovery.