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Dr. Britt Baker DMD on why fans are cheering for her, Adam Cole, how she improved her in-ring work during the pandemic

AEW Women’s World Champion Dr. Britt Baker was recently interviewed on the PWI podcast to talk about her growth as a character in AEW, wrestling in front of a live crowd, Adam Cole, and much more.

Here are some highlights:

Baker talked about performing in front of a live crowd:

“It was such an electric crowd.  You can’t explain it unless you’re there.  It was deafening, the chants, the cheers, and everything about it.  It could almost make you emotional because it was something we haven’t heard for so long.  It was almost like a forgotten feeling.”

Baker was asked if she was worried her act wouldn’t be over when she appeared in front of the live crowd:

“The Friday night before on Dynamite, I came out and cut a live promo.  What shocked me that night was I ended the promo saying, ‘DMD’, and the fans did it with me.  That was the first time.  I couldn’t even hear myself say DMD because I could only hear the fans.  That kind of hit me.  I was like, ‘Wow, they’re really behind this.’  Then obviously I’m so nervous before the PPV, and as soon as my music hit, I heard that roar, and it was the best feeling in the world.  You never want to come out and there is no reaction whatsoever.  You want to be booed or you want to be cheered.  It was such a loud reaction.  Even on the go home, towards the end of our match, the stadium was shaking.  That’s how loud it was.”

Baker’s thoughts on why some fans cheer for her:

“I don’t change anything about me.  I still say what’s on my mind on all my promos.  I think if you met me on the street, the Dr. Baker DMD character on the street, you wouldn’t like her.  It’s very unlikable, borderline dare I say, like a b*tch, arrogant, and delusional.  The fans, for whatever reason, have chosen to swing to the liking me direction.  I feel that they just have so much respect for the work that I put in last year.  I can truthfully say that I don’t think anybody has worked as hard as I have.  I really went from being at the bottom as far as women’s talent, to being arguably the top.  I don’t think you can say 2021, women’s wrestler of the year, without at least putting my name in the mix, in the pot.  I’ve come a long way, and I think fans are very respectful of that.”

Baker talked about what she did during the pandemic to improve:

“I will say, once the pandemic hit, I couldn’t go to the dental office anymore.  I was just fresh in this heel turn, so I did nothing but professional wrestling because I didn’t have anything else to do.  This was my time.  I would go to the wrestling ring non-stop.  I was watching wrestling non-stop.  Promos, matches, everything.  I was practicing promos non-stop.  I was bouncing ideas who I consider my mentors in the back non-stop.  I was working day in and day out because I wanted to be the best.  I really wanted 2021 to be my year.  I felt like I had it in me.  I had everything.  I just really needed to zone, dig deep down, and really get to know this Dr. Britt Baker DMD character, and own it,  You have to own being a bad guy.  If you’re not comfortable with it, it comes off on the screen.  You have to really accept that this is who you are.”

Baker was asked about Adam Cole:

“We are very supportive of each other all the time.  He watches everything I do.  I watch everything he does.  It’s really cool to have somebody at home that you can just sit down and talk about your whole day with, and they understand everything that you’re talking about, and everything that you’re going through.  I feel very fortunate because he’s one of the best in the world in promos and wrestling.  At the end of the day, I get to come home to him and talk to him about anything.”

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit The PWI Podcast with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.






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