Britt Baker has claimed she would be hesitant about signing with WWE as you “can’t trust anything” that they say.
In early January 2019 Britt Baker became the first female wrestler to sign with AEW. In the years that followed Baker has gone from strength to strength becoming one of the most pre-eminent women’s wrestlers on the planet. She’s also in the midst of an AEW Women’s World Championship reign which currently stands at over 230 days.
Speaking to Inside the Ropes’ Kenny McIntosh for Inside the Ropes Magazine, Baker confirmed that WWE had previously expressed an interest in signing her. However, AEW’s resident dentist hinted that she wouldn’t be confident to make the move as WWE are difficult to trust.
“I mean, exactly, I can’t disagree with you. They definitely expressed interest—unfortunately, I’ve got to pick and choose how I say this—but I just feel like you can’t trust anything with that company, whereas at AEW I’ve never been promised anything that didn’t follow through.
So it’s something that, unfortunately, it’s sad that it comes down to that, that it makes a company not really desirable because you can’t trust anything they say. And I know business is business, and I understand totally that’s what it is, but as a wrestler, business is business as well.”
Continuing on, Baker reaffirmed her commitment to AEW, thanking Tony Khan for creating an atmosphere where she enjoys going to work.
“Everything AEW had done for me, with the growth I’ve had here, most importantly how much fun I have here, I truly love going to work every week; I never dread it and that is something that is invaluable, you can’t ever give that up and if you find something where not a day in your life feels like work then you absolutely can’t give that up. That’s where I’m at right now.
I’m too thankful to AEW and Tony Khan and everybody who has trusted in me, because without them I wouldn’t be where I am right now.”
Since becoming AEW Women’s World Champion Britt Baker has seen off the likes of Ruby Soho, Tay Conti and Kris Statlander. Baker’s most recent title defence came at Battle of the Belts on January 8th where she overcame Riho.