Britt Baker has opened up about how she feels she is the face of the AEW Women’s division.
Ever since AEW launched in 2019, Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. has been featured prominently on television whether she’s doing a promo or having a match.
At AEW Double or Nothing 2021, Baker officially became the top woman in the company when she won the AEW Women’s World Title. Baker’s 290-day title reign is the second longest in AEW history. Baker also won the inaugural Women’s Owen Hart Cup earlier in 2022 as well.
During an appearance on the Swerve City Podcast hosted by fellow AEW wrestler Swerve Strickland, Baker explained why she believes she’s the face of the AEW women’s division.
“I do consider myself the face of the women’s division. That’s a job and that’s a priority. Me doing what I do at TV every week, me being on TV is a presence. I’m one of the top stars in the division, but I’m doing all these outside things that are given to me and hitting home runs left and right. If you send me to Comic Cons, not only am I going, but I’m gonna network and meet this person and that person and be like, ‘Have you heard of AEW? Let me tell you about this.’ Next thing you know, we have John Kreese (Martin Kove) from Cobra Kai showing up at AEW Dynamite.”
“I’m taking advantage of every single opportunity. I do get compared to Charlotte (Flair) all the time on Twitter. For me, okay cool, one of the best women’s wrestlers of all time. You’re so mean for calling me that. People don’t understand the constant pressure that comes with all the hate that you get. We are people. On Twitter, they dehumanize us, ‘Oh, we’re just wrestling characters,’ but we’re not, we’re people. This is our job and we want to be good at our job. You’re doing everything you can to not mess up, but sometimes you still might. The next day, you’re working ten times harder to make sure you’re not making the same mistakes because we’re human.”
Baker went on to talk about how she was given some great advice from some key people in AEW people that have helped her deal with criticism.
“Being the face of the division, you’re under a microscope. No matter what you’re doing, what you’re saying, everyone has you under a microscope and they are looking for any second to twist and turn your words. To watch a match, and all of a sudden they know it all. ‘Oh, I see what happened there. Britt did this wrong because she did that wrong and told Tony (Khan) this, this and this. That’s why this happened.’ No, it’s not. This was written three weeks ago. You can’t let that get in your brain or you will drive yourself insane, because I have. It’s taken talking to people like Chris Jericho, Tony Schiavone, and Tony Khan to say, ‘Do not listen to Twitter. Get it out of your head. It’s not real. Listen to your co-workers and peers and people you look up to in wrestling. Listen to the fans.'”
Elsewhere in the podcast, Baker talked about WWE’s Charlotte Flair helping her.
H/T Fightful for the transcription