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Dr. Britt Baker Talks AEW Women’s Division, Don’t Change The Channel

AEW is set to host a special anniversary show tonight on TNT. Many aspects of All Elite Wrestling have been praised since the company was started one year ago. However, one area that has been often criticized has been its weak women’s division. 

AEW fans feel the women don’t get enough time to showcase themselves on Dynamite and believe the company needs to do more to bring out the best in the women’s division.

Dr. Britt Baker talked with Uproxx about the criticism during a recent interview.

COVID And Injuries Were A Set Back

“Yeah, I definitely think it’s something the company is working on,” The Role Model said. “You know, and we got hit hard – our women’s division, because of the COVID outbreak. Half our roster is international talent, so we immediately didn’t have access to any of those women. Then Kris Statlander got hurt, and I got hurt. And there’s only so much time on AEW: Dynamite to start with.

Plans To Grow The AEW Women’s Division But Don’t Turn The Channel

“And I know there are plans to grow the women’s division, but at the same time, we need help from the fans at home too! We can’t have the women’s segments being the lowest-rated or the lowest views each week. Because at the end of the day it’s a business, and AEW needs ratings. 

Ratings War With NXT Is Important

“It’s no secret we’re in a war every Wednesday night with NXT, so we need the ratings up. So for the fans that are so encouraging and saying “We want more women, we want more women!” that’s great, but please don’t turn the channel when the women are on TV then! We want everybody to be watching the segments and cheering us on from home.”

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