“They Set the Bar” – Paul Wight Praises Dr. Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa for Raising the Bar of Women’s Wrestling

Published 07/19/2021, 1:30 PM EDT


Over the years, many female wrestlers have defined and revolutionized how people watch and think about women’s wrestling. Wrestlers such as Lita and Trish Stratus carried the banner of women’s wrestling further, while Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks propelled it to new heights. Paul Wight also gave his verdict about the same.

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Paul Wight thinks highly of Baker and Rosa

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During a recent interview with “Wrestling With The Week“, veteran wrestler Paul Wight stated that Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D and Thunder Rosa changed how we look at women’s wrestling. He said,

“You never know when two girls are going to go out there and bodyslam each other on thumbtacks like Thunder Rosa and Dr. Britt Baker and bust each other open. That would never….NEVER happen (in WWE). When I saw that, I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is great. Oh, someone is going to get in trouble.’ There are two women that raised the wrestling bar. I’ve said the same thing before about Becky (Lynch), Charlotte (Flair), Sasha (Banks), and Bayley.

He explained that Becky Lynch was one of his favorite wrestlers of all time. He talked about her execution inside the squared circle and through his exposition, it was clear he had closely followed her work. Not to mention, he also talked about Charlotte Flair and her impact on wrestling.

“Charlotte is a crazy athlete and a whole other level. To see them get the recognition they deserve because they started that. Then you come to AEW and the women’s division is picking up. You see a match like Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker, they set the bar. If you’re a dude in the back, you better lace your boots up and get your shit together. There are going to be a lot of dudes getting their TV time cut.” (H/t Fightful for transcription)

Both women main evented AEW Dynamite and pulled out all the stops. The fans, as well as wrestling critics, have applauded the match and the wrestlers.

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Women’s professional wrestling has changed

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The current scene of women’s wrestling has changed from what it was and rightly so. Earlier the people did not take women’s wrestling very seriously and so even the companies used their female wrestlers more like models. Nowadays, women are main eventing PPV’s and collecting awards for the same.

Former and current WWE SmackDown Women’s champions, Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair, respectively, won the ESPY Award for Best WWE Moment. It was truly an era-defining moment for all women. It can only get better from this point. The fans certainly feel so.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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