Britt Baker talks AEW and Wednesday Night War against boyfriend Adam Cole.
When AEW and NXT begin their head-to-head battle on Wednesday nights, it'll mean Britt Baker and Adam Cole will be working instead of rooting for each other. Baker is already one of the top stars in the AEW Women's Division while Cole is the current NXT Champion. The two, who have been dating for over two years, are each other's biggest supporters with Baker often sitting front row for NXT TakeOver events.
“We are both so excited for each other. We’re each other’s biggest fans and support system. Then you can’t help but be sad that you’re missing out on some of each other’s biggest nights and accomplishments,” Baker said to TV Insider. “When you have a show on the same night, we can’t be watching each other’s shows since we have our own obligations to fulfill.
“No matter what, he backs me one hundred percent. He loves what I’m doing and is so proud of me. And it’s the same with me for him. I feel really lucky because this could be a really difficult relationship to be in if we got too caught up in the ‘us versus them’ mentality. We are not like that at all because at the end of the day we want each other to be successful. We really want everyone to be successful.”
Baker got off to a hot start in NXT, winning a fatal four-way match against Nyla Rose, Kylie Rae, and Awesome Kong at AEW Double or Nothing. She is scheduled to take part in the Women's Casino Battle Royale at AEW All Out. The Battle Royale features highly-touted names such as Jazz, Sadie Gibbs, Allie, Yuka Sakazaki and more.
“We want to be the top of the game,” Baker said. “We want to be the women’s roster everyone is talking about. There is pressure more than anything, but pressure is good. If we weren’t nervous and had this feeling it would mean we didn’t care. Right now personally I’ve been trying to slowly take it all in as much as I can. I know it’s going to pick up really soon, so I’m trying to just relax and smell the roses.”
At AEW Fight for the Fallen, Baker suffered a concussion during her tag team bout against Bea Priestley and Shoko Nakajima.
“You have the severity of the concussion itself, but what rattled me is I never had the feeling that, ‘Oh my gosh, something I love brought me some pain and agony,’” Baker said candidly. “It’s a lot of mixed emotions. It’s a nice reality check of how dangerous the sport can be and how we put our bodies on the line every day for entertainment and professional wrestling. It all circles back to when you love what you do, it’s all worth it. You just have to be careful.”
Recently, Brandi Rhodes offered up praise for Baker ahead of AEW's debut in Pittsburgh. You can view her comments by clicking here.