Britt Baker has worked very hard to improve herself and become one of the best female wrestlers in AEW. It was a slow and gradual process as fans initially rejected it. She also opened up about working through a wrist injury.
At AEW Double Or Nothing, Britt Baker won the first Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament after defeating Ruby Soho. Quite a few people were not happy about this whatsoever.
After winning the AEW Women’s Title at AEW Double or Nothing 2021, she injured her wrist a couple of months later. Despite that, she continued working and defended her title. While speaking to Mel MagazineBaker was asked if there was ever a concern that an in-ring injury would get in the way of her dentistry.
That’s my biggest fear. In fact, I think I feared it so intensely that I manifested it when I broke my right wrist this past year, and I’m right-handed. That was tricky. I had just become AEW Women’s Champion so I didn’t want to take any time off. I didn’t want to let the fans down, my boss down, the women’s division down or the roster down, so I fought through it. I didn’t take time off. I didn’t get surgery. I just had a brace on my arm that I took off way more than I should have so that I could work in a dental office.
For that reason, it definitely delayed the healing, and I had to delay a lot of appointments with extractions and heavy-duty dental office stuff. I was still able to do fillings and smaller stuff because you don’t use your wrist as much as you think you do; it’s a lot of fine movements. Because of how my wrist was fractured, I was able to still work in the dental office. I just had to be choosy about what I could do or not do. That was hard. It was an eye-opening experience that in the blink of an eye something you love can be taken from you, so we need to be thankful and we need to be careful. ”
Baker would lose the AEW Women’s Title in March at AEW Dynamite St. Patrick’s Day Slam to Thunder Rosa. She also lost to Toni Storm recently in a singles match. We’ll have to see what’s next in store for Britt Baker.
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