That’s how you make history. Titles can be a huge deal in a wrestler’s career as they can validate that someone has moved up to the next level. Even if a wrestler is pretty clearly already on the next level, it can mean a lot to officially see them crowned as the next star of the division. That was the case on Sunday night, with a title change a long time in the making.
Britt Baker won the AEW Women’s Title at AEW Double Or Nothing, becoming the champion for the first time in her career. Baker defeated Hikaru Shida via submission with the Lockjaw to win the title. The win makes Baker the fourth champion in the title’s history and ends Shida’s record long reign at 372 days. This was Baker’s first ever singles shot at the title.
It was a long time coming. Check out how Baker got here:
Opinion: I’m not sure what other option they had here and thankfully they didn’t mess around with anything silly. Baker has been ready to win the title for a long time now so going with what they should have done is the right call. Shida was a great champion but it was long past the time to take the title off of her. It was Baker’s time to win the title and she did it in a heck of a match.
What is next for Baker? How long will she hold the title? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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