As reported earlier today by Top Rope Press, Impact Knockout Rosemary was legitimately injured by Lucha Underground’s Sexy Star in a match at TripleMania XXV Saturday night. At the end of the match, Sexy Star put Rosemary into an armbar and refused to release the hold even after the match was called. There are no additional updates on the status of Rosemary’s injury, but she’s taken to Twitter to offer her side of the story.
In a series of screenshots on a tweet that simply states, “24 hours removed..,” Rosemary had this to say:
“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.”
The full statement:
24 hours removed.. pic.twitter.com/KHrPQRAAJS
— The Demon Assassin (@WeAreRosemary) August 28, 2017
At one point, Lucha Underground Co-Executive Producer Chris DeJoseph hinted on Twitter there was more than one side to the story. Though his account has since been protected, a search of his mentions turns up replies to the original tweet, including one fan hoping for a GFW-LU feud. With Johnny Mundo and Taya both debuting on Impact this month, the move would have made sense, but Rosemary’s statement seems to firmly squash the idea that the incident was anything but intentional and fully legitimate.
It’s always a shame when a wrestler is injured, but the idea that another wrestler would intentionally harm someone and put their career and income at risk, especially at a show with as many eyes on it as TripleMania, is deeply upsetting. There’s been no official response from Lucha Underground or El Rey Network, but with several of its current stars – including Taya Valkyrie – speaking out in Rosemary’s defense, it will be interesting to see if Sexy Star returns for its fourth season, and in what way she’s made to part ways with the Temple if she doesn’t.