Britt Baker Says That Bryan Danielson's WrestleMania 30 Storyline Gave Her The Wrestling Bug

Britt Baker reveals the storyline that made her want to pursue a career in wrestling.

The vast majority of talent in the wrestling business can recall the moment and/or time that they decided to become a pro wrestler. For AEW star Britt Baker, there was an entire storyline that inspired her journey into the squared circle.

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In a new interview with Ian Douglass of The Ringer, Baker named a specific storyline from 2014 as the reason she got the wrestling bug.

“The first story line that made me immensely obsessed with wrestling and gave me the bug to want to do something like this and want to do this because of how the story made me feel, it was the Bryan Danielson storyline at WrestleMania XXX. How the fans really decided the story line. To me, that was one of the coolest things in the world—that the entire wrestling universe got behind this one wrestler who was a massive underdog and should not have been in the spot he was in, but the fans made sure of it. That was the coolest thing in the world to me, because there’s no other sport where the fans decide. In football, whoever has the most points wins, but in this sport, it’s really cool to see the effect that the fans have. It’s magical, really.”

Bryan Danielson now works alongside Britt Baker in All Elite Wrestling.

Baker is set to team up with longtime sidekick & AEW Women's World Champion Jamie Hayter in a tag bout against Saraya and a partner of her choosing on the January 11 edition of AEW Dynamite. To learn more about that match, click here.

Special thanks to The Ringer for the quote(s).

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