Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa made history on the March 17 episode of AEW Dynamite as the first women to compete in the Dynamite main event and compete in a Lights Out match.
Baker and Rosa pulled out all the stops in the bout including Baker taking a powerbomb onto thumbtacks and bleeding buckets on the mat.
Speaking to Renee Parquette on Oral Sessions, Baker revealed how her boyfriend Adam Cole reacted following the match, which was taped the week prior, and after seeing the match on television.
"As soon as we got to the back, they're taking the tacks out and he was texting with Jeff Jones. He went to grab the phone to FaceTime, I'm covered in blood, and Jeff was preparing him, 'She's okay.' He was so happy. He actually watched the match when it was playing when he was backstage at NXT. He does not miss a big moment. He was watching on his phone. His text almost made me cry. He said, 'Britt, you literally made history. This is one of the best women's matches I've ever seen. One of the best gimmick matches period,' and just saying how the match will always be remembered. That was really what I wanted more than anything; to put out something people would remember and would go down in the history books. The first of anything will always be remembered, but something that draws true emotion out of people, and that's what they remember, not because it was the first, second or third something," she said.
Baker went on to say that Tony Khan wanted to watch the match with her in Orlando and celebrate St. Patrick's Day. She said they watched the match at Reba's house along with Cash Wheeler and Eddie Kingston. She also noted that she was constantly calling Tony Schiavone to make sure the match was okay
"I liked it, and very rarely do I like any of my matches. Of course, there was some stuff I wish I did better," she said.
AEW spent all week hyping the Lights Out match as a historic and game-changing bout not only in the women's division, but the entire company. After the match was over, it received universal praise from fans and wrestlers.
"It was such a sense of relief because this was my baby. I had put so much time and effort and emotion into all of it. I was going to be crushed if fans were like, 'It was fine, but overhyped.' We really did hype it all week. I would have been heartbroken if they didn't like it. When they did, it was such a relief. I had so many nice messages from people in different companies," said Baker.
When asked who sent her messages that surprised her, Baker said, "Drew McIntyre messaged me. I was really excited about that. Trent Seven, who is one of the funniest guys, messaged me. I had a nice message exchange with the other role model in wrestling [Bayley]. One of my favorites, I'm literally a fangirl of her. She's the best. Candice LeRae, who helped train me and is a hardcore legend herself. Mick Foley loved it. We also talked about getting him hooked up with fixing his teeth."
Following the bout, AEW posted footage of the aftermath, which included Baker and Rosa getting a standing ovation from the locker room. You can watch the footage by clicking here.
Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp wrote a column on the match, which you can read by clicking here.
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