Britt Baker had a rough outing at AEW Fight for the Fallen, suffering a concussion while teaming with Riho against Bea Priestley & Shoko Nakajima. Baker clearly wasn't right after a strike by Bea Priestley, even going to the wrong corner at one point.
For Baker, it was arguably the worst experience of her wrestling career.
"One of my worst experiences in wrestling was when I got my concussion. Early in the match, like a minute or two, Aubrey literally kept the puzzle pieces together as best as she could," recalled Baker on AEW Unrestricted. "I will never forget -- all night, because you can't go to sleep when you have a concussion -- every hour Aubrey would come to my hotel room, check on me and make sure I was okay. Ever since then, I feel forever indebted to Aubrey."
She continued, "It wasn't just that night and it was over. The effects lasted for over a week. What really scared me was I lost all peripheral vision out of my left eye. That was instant. I was telling Aubrey in the ring, 'I can't see.' She knew (it was a concussion). It was the worst moment of my wrestling career when I went to the wrong corner and I was the laughing stock of the wrestling world. I thought, 'I'm done for. I'm never gonna recover from this. I have to quit now.' It was so embarrassing. It was probably one of my worst performances of my career. I had no idea where I was, what was next, who was who. On top of that, the whole next week, I couldn't see. I was texting with Doctor Sampson, who was phenomenal. Tony [Khan] put me in contact with Christopher Nowinski, who was also helping. But when you can't see, they can tell you every second that 'it's going to come back.' But until it comes back, you're absolutely terrified. What really shook me was when I went to my appointment to get cleared, because I could see again. And [the doctor] was like, 'Oh my gosh, you have retinal bleeding. I can't clear you.' I called Doc Sampson freaking out. Hindsight, everything was fine and I'm okay. But that would have been a career-ending, for both careers. That really scared me. For months, I was afraid."
Baker returned to the ring the following month at AEW All In, competing in the Casino Battle Royale. She would get a measure of revenge on Priestley at AEW Revolution when she defeated Priestley in a singles bout.
Baker is going through tough times once again as she suffered what appeared to be a knee injury on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite. The injury has ruled her out of her match against Kris Statlander at AEW Double or Nothing and her status will be addressed on the show.
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