The boycott comes to an end this Wednesday night when Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D returns home to Pittsburgh! See the former AEW Women’s World Champion decided she wouldn’t set foot anywhere near AEW after losing inside the cage to Thunder Rosa, and seeing her 290 day title reign come to an end. The word conspiracy has been on Britt’s lips for years now, spilling out anytime something in AEW doesn’t go the way she thinks it should have (meaning not what she wants), and that was again the case when (a) Thunder beat Leyla Hirsch to earn a rematch after Baker’s screwjob at Revolution 2022, (b) the rematch took place inside a Steel Cage, and (c) the rematch went down in Rosa’s adopted hometown of San Antonio.
Now, Britt has added the necessity of qualifying for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament to her list of AEW conspiracies. The Good Doctor feels that, given her status as a former Women’s World Champion and the self-proclaimed Face of AEW, she should not have to qualify for anything. She probably even think she deserves a bye, that’s just an assumption but one certainly consistent with her track record. Perhaps she should look to the woman she beat for the AEW Women’s World Title last year for an example; Hikaru Shida is the standard bearer for Women’s World Champions in AEW and she did not whine or complain about having to qualify. She went out and won the match, and now looks ahead to Long Island where the tournament proper begins.
As for her opponent in this Qualifying Match, Danielle Kamela may be new to AEW, but she’s got six years of experience inside the squared circle after training under Rikishi and Gangrel. She has been in the ring with Tay Conti, Athena, Serena Deeb, Ruby Soho, KAIRI, Deonna Purrazzo, and Marina Shafir, to name a handful of opponents, and is certainly prepared for the fight this Wednesday. The biggest difference between all Kamela’s experiences heading into her Dynamite debut and this Wednesday night though: Britt’s hometown advantage. When AEW came to Brittsburgh the last time, there was no one more beloved than Baker that night, even with a fan favorite Red Velvet serving as her own opponent on the very first Rampage.
Can Danielle Kamela block out that inevitable crowd response to her opponent and upset the AEW apple cart? Or will Baker overcome this self-described conspiracy to earn a spot in the Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament? Find out when AEW returns to the Peterson Events Center this Wednesday night!