Britt Baker Claims She Is the Face of Wrestling After Victory Over Hikaru Shida at AEW Double or Nothing

Published 05/31/2021, 9:01 AM EDT


AEW Double or Nothing exceeded expectations as a PPV and quite possibly delivered on every aspect. New stars got pushes and established stars showed why they were at the top of the chain while Sting proved that age is just a number. However, one name that was chanted throughout was Britt Baker D.M.D.

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Baker has been proving herself through and through in AEW but reached her crowning moment at Double or Nothing where she humbled the defending Champion Hikaru Shida to win the AEW Women’s title for the first time. 

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Following her victory and the event itself, Baker joined the string of Superstars in the post-conference. Answering a question asked by Sports Journalist Jon Alba, the new Champion claimed that she is not only the face of the AEW Women’s division but of AEW entirely and the wrestling business as a whole. 

Obviously high off her monumental victory, Baker’s popularity has shot through the roof. Fans respect her as a heel and know she has what it takes to be a star.

The live audience rallied behind her and chanted her name as she fought the defending Champion.

Hikaru Shida had a dominant reign and just crossed a year as AEW Women’s Champion before dropping it. The fact that Britt Baker was the one to end her historic run speaks volumes, and it truly marks the dawning of a new era.

The AEW Women’s Division has finally emerged as a leading side, spearheaded by opportunists.

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Britt Baker has emerged as AEW’s biggest asset

Britt Baker has a very popular role now and is in pole position to be the face of the company. Her reign as Champion will undoubtedly benefit AEW as a whole and will give the promotion a proper footing in viewership. 

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For a long time, the Women’s division struggled to break through with interesting storylines. However over the past 6 months, we have seen steady growth and the rise of Thunder Rosa, Britt Baker, Tay Conti, Anna Jay, and the like has really put the division on the map.

There is potential for a lot more success and we are yet to see the best of Dr. Britt baker D.M.D, who is the spearhead of this new era in AEW, and wrestling as a whole. 

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Watch this story: Shocking Debuts, Huge Matches: Unforgettable Moments from AEW Double or Nothing 2021 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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