Britt Baker has worked very hard to improve herself and become one of the best female wrestlers in AEW. It was a slow and gradual process as fans initially rejected it. She also opened up about working through a wrist injury.
At AEW Double Or Nothing, Britt Baker won the first Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament after defeating Ruby Soho. Quite a few people were not happy about this whatsoever.
After winning the AEW Women’s Title at AEW Double or Nothing 2021, she injured her wrist a couple of months later. Despite that, she continued working and defended her title. While speaking to Mel Magazine, Baker was asked if there was ever a concern that an in-ring injury would get in the way of her dentistry.
That’s my biggest fear. In fact, I think I feared it so intensely that I manifested it when I broke my right wrist this past year, and I’m right-handed. That was tricky. I had just become AEW Women’s Champion so I didn’t want to take any time off. I didn’t want to let the fans down, my boss down, the women’s division down or the roster down, so I fought through it. I didn’t take time off. I didn’t get surgery. I just had a brace on my arm that I took off way more than I should have so that I could work in a dental office.
For that reason, it definitely delayed the healing, and I had to delay a lot of appointments with extractions and heavy-duty dental office stuff. I was still able to do fillings and smaller stuff because you don’t use your wrist as much as you think you do; it’s a lot of fine movements. Because of how my wrist was fractured, I was able to still work in the dental office. I just had to be choosy about what I could do or not do. That was hard. It was an eye-opening experience that in the blink of an eye something you love can be taken from you, so we need to be thankful and we need to be careful.”
Baker would lose the AEW Women’s Title in March at AEW Dynamite St. Patrick’s Day Slam to Thunder Rosa. She also lost to Toni Storm recently in a singles match. We’ll have to see what’s next in store for Britt Baker.
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