Leva Bates Says Her First Impression Of Tony Khan Was That He Looked Like The Tenth Doctor

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All Elite Wrestling's Dr. Britt Baker and Leva Bates recently took part in a Planet Comicon interview in which they both described the first time they met Tony Khan and their impression of him. Both praised the AEW owner, calling him the greatest boss they could hope to have. Bates even drew a comparison between him and a popular fictional character. Here is what they said:

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Britt: "So the first time I actually met him was at the pep rally in Jacksonville when we announced what AEW was. He was so cool, ‘Hey Britt, I'm Tony, nice to meet you. I'm such a big fan,’ which was so cool. Early on when I was negotiating, he was so supportive of me being a dentist, and that was it for me because this guy's like a dream boss. He's gonna let me do two jobs, two Plan A’s. He's not going to just make me commit to him and him only. I don't have to report to the Performance Center every day of the week, I get to be a dentist and then also get to wrestle on TV. So he's the perfect boss for me in my opinion."

Leva: "The first time I met him, I'll be honest, I didn't know what he looked like. So I was walking down the ramp and I saw him from the back. He was wearing a blue suit, with Chucks, with glasses and messy hair. I swear to God, he looked like the Tenth Doctor and it was awesome. My nerd brain went, ‘Oh my God, I've got the coolest boss ever,’ just because he looks like Doctor Who.

So I was like, ‘Oh my God, hi.’ So that was my literal first impression of him was Doctor Who. But he's just the greatest. He really wants to listen to us and work with us and make a good product. I mean, obviously, it’s business, it’s making money, but he wants to put out a good product and if the product is good it will make money. You know what I mean."

The Tenth Doctor on the popular BBC series Doctor Who was played by David Tennant from late 2005 until early 2010.

Baker was the first Women's Division signing for the promotion when it launched in January 2019, while Bates followed soon after, debuting at Fyter Fest that summer.

Dr. Britt Baker currently holds the AEW Women's Championship and is scheduled to defend it against Kris Statlander at All Out on Sunday, September 5, 2021.

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