Renee Paquette has questioned the booking of the AEW women’s division, suggesting Britt Baker shouldn’t have won the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
For a number of months, questions have been raised about the booking and presentation of AEW’s women’s division. While Jade Cargill and Britt Baker have been showcased as huge stars, some fans have questioned why other female wrestlers haven’t been built up to a similar level.
In addition, it was recently reported that AEW Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa has become frustrated with her role and presentation within the company.
Speaking on the latest episode of her podcast, The Sessions , Renee Paquette looked back at AEW’s most recent pay-per-view offering Double or Nothing. At the event, Britt Baker was crowned the first winner of the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. The men’s bracket was won by her real-life partner Adam Cole.
Reflecting on Baker’s win, Paquette explained that while she’s a big fan of the star, the tournament win could have been given to Toni Storm or Ruby Soho. Both of which Baker defeated on her way to victory.
“My fingers not fully on the pulse with every little nuisance of things going on, but I think when Toni Storm didn’t go over Britt on their way to the tournament, and then to have Ruby also lose, it would be nice to have one of those women in that spot,” Paquette said.
“Like I’m saying, Britt is f*cking great, there’s no denying that. I think she’s fantastic, I think she is head and shoulders at the top of that division, but to spread some of that love around as they’re bulking up that division, these women are stars. Toni Storm is a star, Ruby Soho is a star … she’s amazing. Kris Stantlander is on her way up as well.”
Also at Double or Nothing, Jade Cargill retained her TBS Championship after beating Anna Jay and Thunder Rosa kept her Women’s Title with victory over Serena Deeb.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.