Britt Baker’s growth as a pro wrestler has certainly been a significant one, ever since she debuted in AEW back in 2019. Baker’s hard work certainly paid off in a huge way as she has become one of the top stars in the entire company and not just the women’s division. It seems she opened up about Johnny Gargano’s influence on her.
Baker has been booked as a strong AEW Women’s Champion, ever since she won it from Hikaru Shida back at Double Or Nothing last year. Since then she has competed in numerous feuds.
While speaking on My Mom’s Basement, Britt Baker talked about how much influence Johnny Gargano had on her in-ring abilities. Baker revealed how much both Gargano and his wife Candice LeRae helped hone her craft.
“Him and Candice both, it was so cool. He’s so innovative. Like, he was it for me. I loved his training because he’d take the most basic simple concept of like chain wrestling but make it flashy and cool. It’s what he’s known for doing, of course, but he made it so easy for us like something that anybody that was like early on in wrestling — all of us sucked, we weren’t good yet.
We were all trainees, and to get to have that, you get excited to go into training because you just know, ‘I’m going to learn something cool today that I’m going to be able to put in a match. People are gonna think I’m flashy,’ and that’s why I was going to Cleveland at the time. I had learned the basics. I learned the fundamentals, like, I knew the headlock, the chin lock, drop down, I knew all that. I didn’t know, like, putting a little pizzazz on matches, and that was, that’s what he helped me with.”
Baker had previously uploaded a throwback photo with Johnny Gargano as well. It remains to be seen whether Johnny Gargano will make his way to AEW soon or not.
H/T – Fightful