Dr Britt Baker DMD says she doesn’t think anyone has outworked her during the pandemic era as her meteoric rise in All Elite Wrestling has seen her capture the AEW Women’s Championship.
Baker injected new life into her wrestling career when she stopped caring what fans thought and began telling everyone exactly what’s on her mind. With Rebel [not Reba] by her side and with adulation coming from the announce desk in the form of Tony Schiavone, Britt Baker has been one of AEW’s standouts during the pandemic era of wrestling.
Britt Baker recently reached the zenith of her career when she captured the AEW Women’s Title from Hikaru Shida at Double Or Nothing in front of a packed Daily’s Place. Although Baker’s approach hasn’t changed, the fan’s views on her clearly have as she now gets one of the biggest ovations in all of AEW.
Speaking to the PWI Podcast, the wrestling dentist discussed why she feels the fans now adore her:
“I don’t change anything about me. I still say what’s on my mind in all my promos. If you met me on the street, the Dr. Britt Baker DMD character on the street, you wouldn’t like her. (She’s) very unlikable, borderline like a bitch. Arrogant, delusional. The fans, for whatever reason, have swung towards liking me. I feel they have so much respect for the work I’ve put in over the last year. Truthfully, I don’t think anyone has worked as hard as I have. I really went from being at the bottom, as far as women’s talent, to be arguably at the top. I don’t think you can say, 2021 women’s wrestler of the year without at least putting my name in the pot. I have come a long way and I think fans are very respectful of that.”
Britt Baker then discussed the hard work she has put into her wrestling career, having more time to devote to it since the pandemic put paid to her dentistry work.
“Once the pandemic hit, I couldn’t go to the dental office anymore. I was just fresh in the heel turn and I did nothing but professional wrestling. I didn’t have anything else to do so I would go to the wrestling ring nonstop, watching wrestling nonstop. Promos, matches, everything. I was practicing promos nonstop. I was bouncing ideas off the people I consider mentors in the back nonstop. I was working day in and day out because I wanted to be the best. I wanted 2021 to be my year and I felt like I had it in me, I just needed to zone in, dig down, and really get to know this Dr. Britt Baker DMD character and own it. You have to own being a bad guy. If you’re not comfortable, it comes off on-screen. You have to really accept that this is who you are.”
Dr. Britt Baker will defend her AEW Women’s Championship for the first time on night 2 of Fyter Fest on July 21st against former AEW Women’s Champion Nyla Rose.