Britt Baker Says WWE Turned Her Down Because She Was At Dental School


AEW Women’s World Champion Britt Baker has said that WWE refused to sign her after learning she was at dental school.

Baker had a tryout with the company early into her career and was in the same class as Lacey Evans.

On the latest Talk is Jericho, Baker explained that she felt confident she would get signed to a contract but that things ultimately worked out for the best:

“Canyon Ceman, at the time, he was like the gatekeeper for independent wrestlers to get into NXT. He pulled me aside at the end of the tryout. And he was like, ‘you know, you’ve just started dental school. As a father, I have a hard time pulling you from a professional degree.’ My heart dropped.

“I owe him the world because I would have left dental school in a heartbeat to go to WWE. Because I was young, dumb, and I was like, ‘I’m going to be NXT Women’s Champion,’ like that would have got me far, right? He stayed in touch with me every few months after that. Like, ‘let me know when you finish dental school, send me your matches,’ he always kept up with me.”

Baker joined AEW in 2019 and captured the AEW Women’s World Championship at Double or Nothing 2021 in May last year.


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