Britt Baker worked very hard in the independent circuit and finally made it to AEW. She had made an appearance on RAW a couple of years ago where she competed against Nia Jax in a squash match.
Baker spoke to Fightful, where she talked about her being very nervous about the match as she had to make herself look good while getting decimated on WWE television. The July 25th, 2016 match was also the day Nia Jax made her debut on the main roster.
“That was probably the most anxious I’ve been in my entire life. At the time I had done a couple of the spots for extra work before. It was very uneventful for women. A lot of the men extra talent would get used for security spots, to get beat up, or just the random stuff. The girls, we kind of just sat around and watched in catering all day.”
“That night, the referee John Cone pulled me aside and said ‘I think you’re going to be wrestling Nia Jax tonight. I thought it was a joke and there’s a hidden camera. I was like ‘okay.’ At that point there had been no enhancement matches for the women, it just wasn’t a thing. He was like ‘go put on your gear, we’re going to have you bump around a little bit.’ And I’m like, ‘This is really weird. Is this real?’ Sure enough, (that was) Nia’s first night on Raw, they’re going to debut her. This is the first Raw after the brand split of Raw and Smackdown. It’s her first match on Raw after coming up from NXT. And you can only imagine how nervous I was, trying to get in the ring with Nia Jax on her Raw debut. … There was so much pressure.”
Baker is currently focused on the Casino Battle Royale match at All Out. If she is victorious, she will be getting a chance to become the first-ever AEW Women’s Champion on October 2nd during AEW’s debut on TNT.