With both women coming off wins on AEW DARK this past Tuesday night, Baker and Shanna are looking to continue that momentum on DYNAMITE this Wednesday. For Shanna, it is a chance to continue getting back into the groove after COVID-related travel restrictions forced her out of AEW competition for way too long. After this week, Shanna has racked up five straight wins since returning to action on the December 1st edition of DARK with her sights set on Hikaru Shida’s AEW Women’s World Title. A victory over a perennial championship contender like Baker would go a long way towards solidifying Shanna’s spot in those rankings.
As for the good doctor, she is looking towards a highly anticipated fight with Thunder Rosa on February 3rd during the loaded BEACH BREAK edition of DYNAMITE, and definitely needs a victory here going into that confrontation. To be frank, Britt also needs the ring time to get ready for that fight, as her focus has seemingly been on THE WAITING ROOM moreso than on actual in-ring competition. In the time Shanna has racked up her five victories, Baker has competed in two singles matches and, no disrespect to Brooke Havok, one was against a woman in her first ever wrestling match. Baker needs the kind of competition Shanna represents, the fight she will bring on DYNAMITE, in order to be ready for the one Thunder Rosa has in store for her on February 3rd.
With all that about Thunder Rosa being said, the Role Model better not make the mistake of overlooking her opponent this week lest she find herself the sixth straight victory in Shanna’s record book.