Now that CM Punk has arrived in AEW, many fans are wondering whether his wife and also former WWE Superstar AJ Lee will follow suit. It’s a move that would apparently go down well with AEW Women’s World Champion Britt Baker.
Appearing at a Planet Comicon event shortly after Punk’s historic debut, Britt Baker said that she would welcome the arrival of AJ Lee.
Baker revealed that she has always been a big fan of Lee, adding that her ‘Black Widow’ finisher was one of the first moves she asked her wrestling trainer to teach her. Continuing on, Baker pondered a mixed tag match between her and her real-life partner Adam Cole and Mr and Mrs Punk.
“I was a big AJ Lee fan,” Baker said. “One of the first moves I asked my trainer to teach me when I was training was her finisher, the Black Widow. So, that would be really cool.
Again, it’s giving the fans what they want. I think for the fans to see both of them [Punk & Lee] in a wrestling ring again in 2021, which is not in WWE…that alone would be evolutionary.
So, for that moment alone, I would love to see her in AEW. I would love to see her in the ring with me.
Speaking of her, I would love to see a mixed tag team match involving her, Punk, me and somebody else [Adam Cole].”
On a special August 20th edition of AEW Rampage titled The First Dance, the hometown boy, came home. CM Punk returned to a professional wrestling ring in Chicago to debut in AEW.
During a promo sound tracked by a raucous crowd, Punk repeatedly thanks fans while expressing his happiness at being in AEW. Punk also used the moment to call out Darby Allin and challenge him to a match at AEW All Out on September 5th. The match will mark Punk’s first in-ring action since the 2014 Royal Rumble Match.
Meanwhile AJ Lee hasn’t wrestled since leaving WWE in early 2015. Since leaving the ring Lee has written a memoir and multiple comic book series.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.