Britt Baker Says COVID-19 And Injuries Hurt AEW’s Women’s Division
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Britt Baker comments on the state of the women’s division in AEW and asks for a favor from the loyal viewers of Dynamite.
Dr. Britt Baker, DMD was the first woman signed to AEW back in January of 2019 and has proudly boasted about being “the face” of women’s wrestling in All Elite Wrestling since turning heel in January of this year.
Speaking with UPROXX, Baker addresses some of the fan concerns with All Elite Wrestling’s women’s division and how they can help AEW in the war against NXT.
“Yeah, I definitely think it’s something the company is working on. You know, and we got hit hard—our women’s division, because of the COVID outbreak. Half our roster is international talent, so we immediately didn’t have access to any of those women. Then Kris Statlander got hurt, and I got hurt. And there’s only so much time on AEW Dynamite to start with. I know there are plans to grow the women’s division, but at the same time we need help from the fans at home too! We can’t have the women’s segments being the lowest-rated or the lowest views each week. Because at the end of the day it’s a business, and AEW needs ratings,” Baker said.
She continued, “It’s no secret we’re in a war every Wednesday night with NXT, so we need the ratings up. So for the fans that are so encouraging and saying, ‘We want more women, we want more women!’ That’s great, but please don’t turn the channel when the women are on TV then! We want everybody to be watching the segments and cheering us on from home.”
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