Britt Baker and Candice LeRae might be on opposing shows every Wednesday, but that doesn't stop the respect the two women have for each other.
Baker was trained by LeRae and the two remain in communication because friendship takes precedent over social media wrestling wars.
"Definitely Candice LeRae," replied Baker when asked by Uproxx which female wrestler inspires her. "Candice LeRae actually helped train me, and even to this day she’ll watch my shows, watch the matches, she’s always checking in on me, like when I was injured, she was always making sure I was okay. She really helped me in all aspects of wrestling, kind of teaching me the ropes behind the scenes —what to do, what not to do. And obviously in the ring, she helped me learn the art of professional wrestling. She’s somebody I will always be thankful for, that I have her in my life, and get to sit under her learning tree. Because she’s really done it all, when she was on the independent scene. Now that she’s on a platform where she gets to show the world what she’s capable of? I wish her the best and then some. And she still, even to this day, has so much more that she’s capable of that the world has not seen. And they just need to sit back and wait, because Candice LeRae is literally one of the best wrestlers in the world."
Baker has thrived in AEW, becoming one of the faces of the women's division and, above all else, a role model to all those in wrestling and watching at home. LeRae recently challenged Io Shirai for the NXT Women's Championship but came up short in her bid to win the gold.
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