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Britt Baker Says “Patience” Was Needed For The AEW Women’s Division

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Britt Baker has discussed the one thing that she feels the AEW women’s division needed to start making waves in the wrestling business – time.

A common criticism of AEW has been the lack of screen time for their women’s division on the flagship Dynamite show. With the recent AEW Women’s Eliminator Tournament, the perception is starting to change.

The self-appointed ‘face of the division’ Dr. Britt Baker has spoken to the Miami Herald about the need for patience while the women’s division found its feet. Baker would also note that for many women in the company, it has been their first exposure to live television.

Baker stated:

“I’ve said from day one when people were criticizing our division, that you have to have patience. We’re a new company, a new brand, a new division. Most of us had not had a single minute of TV time and we really got thrown in the deep end. We had a year-and-a-half to have a ten-minute live TV match with commercial breaks, and ‘don’t forget to work the hard cam’ and this and that. It was a growing process and I think now people have started to realize that all we needed was a little bit of time. Sooner or later, we’re going to prevail and we’re going to be one of the strongest, if not the strongest, women’s division in all of wrestling.”

Despite never having captured the AEW Women’s Championship. Baker has found herself to be a focal point in the women’s division. Her feud with former NWA Women’s Champion has lasted several months since Rosa debuted in AEW. Baker and Rosa will main event the St. Patrick’s Day Slam edition of AEW Dynamite in an ‘Unsanctioned, Lights Out’ match.

Credit: Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald

h/t Fightful for the transcription