AEW Women’s World Champion Britt Baker has revealed that she suffered an injury during her first title defence at night 2 of AEW Fyter Fest.
At the event, Baker took on former champion Nyla Rose, eventually picking up the win with the Lockjaw. However, the champion didn’t come out of the match completely unscathed.
Posting on Twitter, Baker shared a photo of herself alongside former UFC fighter Paige VanZant. The former MMA star who recently expressed an interest in joining WWE, was set to take on Rachael Ostovich at a Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event in Tampa, Florida. Alongside the photo Baker wrote:
With @paigevanzant …And oh yeah, I retained the title on Wednesday night at #aewdynamitewith a broken wrist. Not taking any time off either.
The champion reportedly suffered the injury while on the receiving end of a Death Valley Driver from Rose.
Night 2 of Fyter Fest was headlined by a brutal Texas Death Match between Jon Moxley and Lance Archer for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.
Moxley initially defended the title on night one of AEW Fyter Fest on July 14th against “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson. However, after picking up the victory, Moxley was immediately challenged by Archer to a match the following week. Except the title bout wouldn’t be just any match, it would be a Texas Death Match. A call back to when Moxley defeated Archer for the title in Tokyo, Japan on January 4th 2020.
The match came to a brutal conclusion as Moxley pulled out two barbed wire boards, placing them on two tables. As the champion went to get back in the ring, Archer stabbed him repeatedly with the fork before hitting a devastating Chokeslam onto the barbed wire. This left Moxley unable to answer a ten-count, leaving Archer as the winner.
It has since been revealed that night 2 of AEW Fyter Fest scored the third highest TV rating in company history.
As reported by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the show pulled in 1.148 million viewers. That was up on the previous week which drew 1.025 million viewers.