Since its inception, AEW has often been criticized for its lack of attention to the women's division. In the eyes of many fans, women were treated as an afterthought on television, regulated to minor segments and short matches with little storylines taking place.
In recent months, more work has gone into re-building the division with the AEW Women's Title Eliminator Tournament and a feud between Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa. Fans are now praising the division, calling it one of the deepest women's division in wrestling.
Speaking to Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald, Baker discussed how patience paid off for AEW and the women's division.
"I've said from day one, when people were criticizing our division, that you have to have patience. We're a new company, a new brand, a new division. Most of us had not had a single minute of TV time and we really got thrown in the deep end. We had a year-and-a-half to have a ten-minute live TV matches with commercial breaks, and 'don't forget to work the hard cam' and this and that. It was a growing process and I think now people have started to realize that all we needed was a little bit of time. Sooner or later, we're going to prevail and we're going to be one of the strongest, if not the strongest, women's division in all of wrestling," she said.
Baker is set to headline the March 17 episode of AEW Dynamite when she battles Thunder Rosa in a Lights Out match.
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