CM Punk Defends Britt Baker After AEW Snubs The Latter’s Action Figure Launch

Published 05/25/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 31: CM Punk attends the WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Halloween event at the Philips Arena on October 31, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)


Former WWE Champion CM Punk is not one to shy away from confrontation. Punk has voiced his opinion against the “injustice” of the wrestling industry from time to time. This time, he stood with Dr. Britt Baker, DMD.

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AEW launched their “Very limited quantities of AEW Unrivaled Series 4 figures.” The series features Cody, Kenny Omega, Matt Hardy, Ortiz, Santana, and Sammy Guevara.

Till now, Cody has gotten numerous action figures, but no one from the AEW women’s division has one. Britt Baker has asked for her own figure multiple times, and AEW agreed to it. Yet, she is nowhere to be found here.

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CM Punk was quick to call out the situation as he wrote, “Where the f*** is @RealBrittBaker??” and retweeted AEW’s post. Baker has retweeted Punk’s tweet on her account.

Britt is the current number one contender for the AEW Women’s Championship. She was also the first female wrestler to be signed by the promotion.

Britt Baker even threatened to retire

Just the day before this launch, Baker jokingly threatened to step away from the business if AEW’s latest signee Christian Cage got an action figure before her.

She had a tussle with Jazwares, the company that produces AEW action figures, regarding the situation. Later on, the company announced Baker would be the first woman to get an action figure in AEW.

However, Jeremy Padawer, an associate with the company, announced that Baker would not get her individual figure. Instead, she would be in a two-pack with Cody.

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AKRON, OH – FEBRUARY 23: Britt Baker is introduced to the fans during the women’s wrestling match during the Absolute Intense Wrestling event Hail to the King Baby on February 23, 2019, at the Tadmor Shrine in Akron, OH. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

To this, Baker said, “ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!? I guess they know those Cody figures aren’t gonna sell any other way! #ROLEMODEL.” 

She once joked about how Brandi and Cody’s unborn child might get an action figure before she does.

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AEW has seemingly pushed Baker’s action figure launch to a later date, but the fans are not happy. Many questioned AEW’s post as they wanted Baker’s figure.

Baker’s ‘ill-treatment,’ especially after AEW’s notoriety with its women’s division, is disappointing.

Hopefully, both Britt Baker and the fans would get their answer soon. As of now, Baker is getting ready to take down the AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida at the AEW Double or Nothing PPV this Sunday.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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