Dr. Britt Baker is at the top of the women’s division in AEW and that’s for very good reason. She has drawn quite a few eyes to the product over the last year, and that has been because of the many matches she and her opponents have put on over the course of said year.
Of course no pro wrestler does it alone, but she’s definitely worth quite a bit in terms of what’s she’s brought to the platform, as mentioned. It was while speaking to Brandon F. Walker of Barstool Sports, that she went into just how much she’s worth, even comparing herself to MJF! She said:
“Honestly, I am worth more than Max…If you owned a wrestling company in today’s landscape/climate, is MJF worth more money, or is Britt Baker worth more money? Me and Max have these conversations with each other all the time. We’re very competitive. He thinks he’s more important, I think I’m more important. I built an entire women’s division from the ground up.”via Barstool Sports /Wrestling Inc (Transcription)
She also had a wee bit to say on her real-life significant other, Adam Cole:
“So here’s the thing. We are both so on top of our game right now that it doesn’t matter what we do. If we’re on our own, if we’re together, we’re still the best of the best. So who cares honestly? As long as we’re both on TV winning matches, cutting promos that’s all anybody wants to see.”via Barstool Sports /Wrestling Inc (Transcription)
For the first time since Cole’s debut in the company, she and Cole were seen on TV recently, and are set to go against Orange Cassidy and Kris Statlander this week on Dynamite; this after she interfered during a confrontation in the ring…she coming to Cole’s defense.
GCW announces matches for The WRLD on GCW event this Sunday and participants for the Grab the Brass Ring ladder match
First off, the event planned for Sunday January 23rd will showcase the first time Jeff Jarrett will be getting into the ring in quite the while, which is of course pretty monumental considering he’s 54 (although still in great shape), and that it’s GCW, which doesn’t really cater to the style of pro wrestling he’s been known for throughout his career. He will be going one-on-one with Effy, of course.
The aforementioned ladder match will feature Tony Deppen, Alex Colon, Jimmy Lloyd, Jordan Oliver, and also PCO, a legend in the industry himself, and Lio Rush too. The winner of this bout will have the right to challenge anyone for any kind of match at any time, down the line.
Also on the event, which will be held at the famous Hammerstein Ballroom, Jon Moxley will be taking on Homicide for the GCW World Championship. Other matches include: Matt Cardona vs. Joey Janela; Jonathan Gresham vs. Blake Christian for the ROH Championship; The Briscoes, who are the GCW tag champs, take on a team to be determined in an open challenge, and even AEW’s very own Ruby Soho is set for a match against Allie Katch.
The event is clearly quite the joining together of pro wrestlers from ROH, AEW, Impact Wrestling and other territories across the thriving indie wrestling scene.
And why is the indie scene thriving so much these days? Because of wrestlers like these that do these events with less crowds and less adulation. They don’t have to be there; especially Soho, Mox (who is returning from rehab) and Rush, or perhaps even Jarrett, who made his millions in the industry already.
And they thrive, these promotions in the indie scene, because of promoters like Tony Khan, and Scott D’Amore (Executive Vice President of Impact Wrestling), who understand the importance of the indie scene and they don’t believe in performance centers and the killing of the indie wrestling scene for their own benefit. They know the importance of telling the perfect story in the squared circle with a vast difference of talents from all over the industry, which is something that disappears when you have everybody trained in the same exact style.
The event on Sunday should be very special indeed.