On Sunday night, Kris Statlander will get a chance to claim the AEW Women’s World Title at ALL OUT 2021, but on Friday she has to contend with two foes at the behest of the woman who currently reigns as champion. Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D has lined up her two allies, well to be fair, based on what she said in the interview above, it might be more accurate to say her ally Jamie Hayter…and Rebel.
It hasn’t felt like Baker has had the greatest confidence in Rebel in quite some time, hence the addition of Hayter to have her back, so this is certainly more just a “stacking the odds” situation to wear down the challenger before their meeting. She did it to Big Swole last year before their “Tooth And Nail” match at ALL OUT 2020; it may not have worked out the way she hoped back then, but the effort to break Swole beforehand was certainly there.
But this is a very different situation; that was a 3-on-1 match when Baker was still recovering from her knee injury, Rebel was Rebel, and Penelope Ford kind of had to fight it out on her own. This time Baker is once again throwing Rebel to the wolves, but it is with a beast like Jamie Hayter at her side. It’s going to be a fight for “The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien” right before a huge title opportunity, and she can ill afford to come into the pay-per-view banged up.