Thunder Rosa

Thunder Rosa

Full NameMelissa Cervantes

BornJuly 21, 1986

Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)


Relation(s)Brian Cervantes (Husband)


Thunder Rosa, real name Melissa Cervantes, is a Mexican professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actress. She is currently signed to Women of Wrestling and NWA, wherein the latter is the current NWA World Women’s Champion. 

  1. History
  2. Thunder Rosa MMA career
  3. Thunder Rosa in AEW
  4. Thunder Rosa Finishing and signature moves
  5. Nicknames
  6. Championships and Accomplishments

Thunder Rosa


Thunder Rosa made her debut as a professional wrestler in 2014 in a battle royal match at Supreme Pro Wrestling Event in Sacramento, California, and wrestled regularly throughout Northern and Southern California in 2015. In April 2015, she made her debut for the Japanese promotion Stardom. In 2016, she and Holidead, The Twisted Sisters, competed in the Goddesses of Stardom Tag League. The team didn't win the tournament but they tied with the eventual winners, Yoko Bito and WWE's Kairi Sane, in Block A. Rosa also took on Mayu Iwatani for the High-Speed title. A month later, Thunder Rosa and Holidead unsuccessfully challenged the Goddesses of Stardom Champions, Oedo Tai — Kagetsu, and Kyoko Kimura.

At the end of her stint with Stardom, The Twisted Sisters defended the Vendetta Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship against Momo Watanabe and HZK.

Rosa also made her debut as a wrestler and actress in season 2 of Lucha Underground where she performed as the masked wrestler Kobra Moon – the ruthless and venomous leader of the Reptile Tribe, which earned her further recognition in the wrestling world. There, she became a one-time Lucha Underground Trios Champion with Daga and Jeremiah Snake (Sami Callihan).

In early 2019, Thunder Rosa made her Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling debut. There, she defeated Maki Itoh to become the first non-Japanese wrestler to win the International Princess Championship. After that, Rosa made her National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) debut on the October 29, 2019, episode of NWA Power. At the Hard Times PPV event, Rosa became the first Mexican-born wrestler to become the NWA World Women’s Champion when she defeated Allysin Kay for the title.

Thunder Rosa MMA career

Thunder Rosa MMA career

Thunder Rosa is also a trained mixed martial artist. Under her real name of Melissa Cervantes, Rosa signed with Combate Americas on September 13, 2019. Her debut fight took place on November 8 of the same year in San Antonio, Texas against Nadine “Too Much” Mandiau. She fought in the strawweight class and survived till 3 rounds after being defeated by Mandiau due to unanimous decision.  

Thunder Rosa in AEW

Thunder Rosa made her All Elite Wrestling debut on the August 22, 2020, episode of AEW Dynamite and challenged AEW Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida for the latter’s championship at AEW All Out. On September 5, 2020, at All Out Rosa was unable to capture the AEW Women’s World Championship from Shida.   

Thunder Rosa Finishing and signature moves

  1. La Rosa
  2. Inverted DDT
  3. Snake Sleeper (Dragon sleeper)
  4. Vertigo
  5. Diving Double Stomp
  6. Complete Shot to Koji Clutch
  7. Fire Thunder Driver


  1. “La Mera Mera”
  2. The Unstoppable

Championships and Accomplishments

Allied Independent Wrestling Federations

  1. AIWF International Women's Championship (1 time)

East Bay Pro Wrestling

  1. EBPW Ladies Championship (1 time)

Gold Rush Pro Wrestling

  1. GRPW Lady Luck Championship (1 time)

Inspire Pro Wrestling

  1. Inspire Pro Twin Dragon Connection Championship (3 times) – with Steve O Reno (1), and Juicy Thunder (1), and Raychell Rose (1)

Lucha Underground

  1. Lucha Underground Trios Championship (1 time) with Daga & Jeremiah Snake

National Wrestling Alliance

  1. NWA World Women's Championship (1 time, Current)

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  1. PWI ranked her #43 in the 2016 PWI Top 50 Females
  2. PWI ranked her #97 in the 2019 PWI Top 100 Females

SHINE Wrestling

  1. SHINE Tag Team Championship (1 time) with Holidead as Twisted Sisterz

Vendetta Pro Wrestling

  1. Vendetta Pro International Tag Team Championship (1 time) with Holidead as Twisted Sisterz

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