Britt Baker won the AEW Women’s Champion at AEW Double or Nothing 2021 at the end of May.
Less than two months later, Baker suffered a broken wrist, but continued to work through the injury and defend her title. Along with her wrestling work, for those that don’t know, Baker is also a dentist.
Speaking to Mel Magazine, Baker was asked if there was ever a concern than an in-ring injury would hinder her work as a dentist.
“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,” she said. “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, but rebounded by winning the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
Rosa successfully defended her AEW Women’s Championship against Toni Storm at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door. If you missed anything from the show, check out Fightful’s full report by clicking here.