“I Was Ready to Die”- Britt Baker Opens Up On the Significance of her AEW Unsanctioned Match

Published 03/24/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


Last week on AEW Dynamite, Dr. Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa stole the show in a brilliant Unsanctioned Lights Out match. Both women went above and beyond to crush the other’s spirit and become the top female talent in the division. Despite Thunder Rosa winning, Britt Baker dazzled everyone with her tremendous performance.

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Britt Baker opens up on her match against Thunder Rosa

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Baker isn’t known for her recklessness or the willingness to put her body on the line. Her style of wrestling is relatively safer than one might assume if last week’s main event was the first Britt Baker match you saw.

But Baker became unhinged during her war with Thunder Rosa, and despite not getting the win, she was the MVP of the match.

On her appearance on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, Britt Baker opened up on the significance of her match with Thunder Rosa.

“So the nature of the beast of the unsanctioned match; yeah, I was nervous because it’s gonna hurt, there’s nothing, there’s no way around it. It’s gonna hurt, but like I’m telling you Renee, I was ready to die. I’m like, let’s f-cking go.

“I’ve been here from the beginning; from day one of AEW. I was the first woman signed; I’ve been through it all with the women’s division. ‘It sucks, they’re not ready for TV, they’re this, they’re that; and I felt this was like the opportunity to prove the legitimacy of the division and say, ‘No, we do have a dog in this fight in women’s wrestling.’ I was just so motivated and I was so ready to go.”

AEW Dynamite main event marks a turning point for the women’s division

Last week, Baker and Thunder Rosa made history by becoming the first women to main event AEW Dynamite. Some might say the stipulation warranted the main event spot, but that isn’t completely true. The AEW Women’s division has been killing it in the past three months.

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Despite what her detractors claim, Hikaru Shida is currently enjoying one of the greatest all-time reigns as a women’s champion. Shida has been undefeated since she beat Nyla Rose at Double or Nothing for the title and has defended against the likes of Thunder Rosa, Penelope Ford, Abadon, Nyla Rose, Ryu Mizunami, and Big Swole.

As for the rest of the division, they gained some bright talent in Leyla Hirsch, Thunder Rosa, Madi Wrenkowski, and, of course, the lovable Maki Itoh.

Believe it or not, the AEW women’s division is on the path to destroy the men’s division, and if they continue to put on performances like last week’s main event, that moment will come much sooner.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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