For the third time in AEW’s history, Kris Statlander will challenge for the AEW Women’s World Title on Sunday night during ALL OUT 2021. For just the second time in their careers, Dr. Britt Baker and Kris Statlander will go one-on-one with “The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien” having gotten the win back in December 2019. Also for the second time, Statlander will challenge for the championship in the state of Illinois with her second shot having come back at REVOLUTION 2020 against Nyla Rose.
But this match, this Kris Statlander, is unlike the woman who entered into any of those aforementioned fights. Sure there are moves that are the same, there are mannerisms that are consistent, and of course there is always that BOOP, but this Statlander that fans have seen since her return from injury in March has felt like something different.
She has gone 16-0 in singles matches, won 18 overall matches since that comeback, and looked like such a dominant, confident force inside the squared circle. All one has to do is look at her RAMPAGE handicap bout on Friday night to see just how dominant a presence Statlander has become, and just perhaps why Dr. Britt Baker should fear this challenger more than she did Red Velvet or Nyla Rose.
Yes, the good Doctor has been a force herself over the last year, culminating in that championship win over record-setting title holder Hikaru Shida at DOUBLE OR NOTHING 2021. She has found herself in the position of being so good the fans rally behind that whether she likes it or not, and regardless of how she treats them in response. And yet on Sunday night, the accomplishments of the Women’s World Champion will all be on the line when the number one contender comes for her title with a momentum unlike anything Baker’s previous challengers had entering into their challenges.
Live on pay-per-view this Sunday night, we will see if The Era of D.M.D rolls on into the fall months, or if the Reign of The Alien will begin at The NOW Arena! Join us on Bleacher Report, FITE TV, or your traditional PPV providers to watch two of the best women in wrestling today go at it with the AEW Women’s World Championship on the line!!