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Tony Khan Says Women’s Division Is A “Real Strength” Of AEW

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AEW President Tony Khan believes that the company’s women’s division is a strength of the company and he’s got some “real plans” for the division to come.

Appearing on Busted Open Radio, Tony Khan discussed the women’s division in AEW and began by talking about the AEW Women’s World Champion Dr. Britt Baker DMD and her next contender and AEW newcomer, Ruby Soho:

“That was one of the statements I really wanted to make at All Out, we made a ton of statements at All Out. [All Out] was our most successful pay-per-view and really, one of the great pay-per-view success stories of the last 20 years, I really believe the [women’s] division has gotten so strong and it’s gotten to be a real strength of AEW and we have a great Women’s World Champion, Dr. Britt Baker. We have some great contenders coming up and I have some real plans for the women’s division I’m very excited about and really, nobody knows about what this stuff is because I’ve got some really great matches up my sleeve and some exciting plans. But what’s happening right now is tremendous.”

“Britt has been a great champion. But I have to say, in the time she’s been champion, we’ve had the hottest run we’ve ever had for ratings, live attendance, pay per view, it’s been really special and in that time, we’ve also had our biggest free agent coming in Ruby Soho, she’s got a great connection with the crowd.”

Khan then discussed the upcoming AEW Women’s World Title match between Baker and Soho that will take place at AEW Grand Slam in New York City:

“The title match is going to be just a huge part of the AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam next week, Britt Baker versus Ruby Soho, one-on-one for the World Title and they both also are very charismatic and I and the crowd is really into both of them in very different ways. I think Ruby Soho is, right now, one of our hottest babyfaces and Britt Baker is incredibly polarizing, but she gets incredible reactions either way, no matter what people think of her. I think it’ll be really cool segment tonight on TNT, getting to see the World Champion Britt Baker, and the number one contender, Ruby Soho, face off ahead of the match on Wednesday.”

The excitement for Tony Khan and the women’s division doesn’t end there however as he discussed another huge prospect in the company, Jade Cargill:

I’m so excited about what’s happening in the women’s division with Jade Cargill, as a young rookie wrestler in her 20s, who has just been dominant. Clearly, there’s a lot of interest in Jade. We’ve seen a lot of search traffic. You know, anybody can go out and look at the search traffic from Wednesday’s show, [there is] a huge spike for Jade. Her match did really well. She had a great match with Leyla Hirsch and it was the toughest test I think in-ring Jade has had yet. She’s been tremendous. Again in that division, you know, Britt Baker and Ruby Soho are our veterans, but they’re also young women who are going to, I think have a tremendous match on Dynamite next week. So there’s so much exciting stuff happening there.”

h/t Fightful for the transcription