Paul Wight: Four Horsewomen Changed How We Look At Women's Wrestling, Baker And Rosa Raised The Bar

Paul Wight is a big fan of women's wrestling and he can't believe some of the things the women are doing nowadays, especially in AEW.

Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Charlotte Flair have been at the forefront of the women's evolution with three of them going on to headline WrestleMania. They helped elevate the women's division, leading to new opportunities across the wrestling world.

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In AEW, Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa arguably took things to the next level with their Lights Out match.

"You never know when two girls are going to go out there and bodyslam each other on thumbtacks like Thunder Rosa and Dr. Britt Baker and bust each other open," Paul Wight said on Wrestling With The Week. "That would never....NEVER happen (in WWE). When I saw that, I was like, 'Oh my God, this is great. Oh, someone is going to get in trouble.' There are two women that raised the wrestling bar. I've said the same thing before about Becky (Lynch), Charlotte (Flair), Sasha (Banks), and Bayley. Those girls changed how people look at women's professional wrestling. Becky Lynch is one of my favorite wrestlers of all time. I've never seen anyone wrestle without talking or telling, just her execution in the ring. When she's hustling to beat someone, every cover is more desperate and more intense. She had that gift to have a second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth gear and puts that time in. Charlotte is a crazy athlete and a whole other level. To see them get the recognition they deserve because they started that. Then you come to AEW and the women's division is picking up. You see a match like Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker, they set the bar. If you're a dude in the back, you better lace your boots up and get your shit together. There are going to be a lot of dudes getting their TV time cut."

Baker and Rosa main evented the May 17 episode of AEW Dynamite, pulling out tables, ladders, thumbtacks, and more in a highly praised Lights Out bout.

Wight currently serves as an announcer on AEW Dark: Elevation. You can find results from past episodes of AEW Dark: Elevation at Fightful's results section.

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