Dr. Britt Baker Reveals Injury, New Pittsburgh Inspired T-Shirt
By Jason Hall
July 26, 2021
An apparent injury isn't going to stop Pittsburgh's favorite wrestling dentist from her hometown return.
All Elite Wrestling Women's Champion Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D., revealed she made her first title defense last Wednesday (July 21) with a broken wrist, sharing a photo of herself wearing a cast alongside MMA fighter Paige VanZant last Friday (July 23).
In the post, the Punxsutawney native confirmed that she won't be "taking any time off either," as she's set to make her first appearance as AEW Women's Champion in her hometown since winning the title in May next month.
Baker also revealed a "Brittsburgh" inspired shirt ahead of the appearance featuring the Pittsburgh skyline centered in front of the letters "DMD" ahead of the upcoming slate of shows in the area.
Baker announced AEW will have two shows scheduled for Wednesday, August 11 and Friday, August 13 at Petersen Events Center on her social media accounts in June.
The promotion will broadcast its flagship program, AEW Dynamite on August 11 and premiere its new program, AEW Rampage, both on TNT, at the venue.
Baker recently returned to Western Pennsylvania during an appearance at Steel City Con later month.
The appearance came weeks after the real life dentist/professional wrestler defeated Hikaru Shida via submission to win the AEW Women's World Championship during the promotion's Double or Nothing pay-per-view on May 30, her first championship in a major wrestling promotion.
After the match, Baker, an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, said she was proud to take on the role of the "face of Pittsburgh" amid a "brutal" year.
Earlier this year, Baker gained praise throughout the wrestling community for her groundbreaking 'Lights Out' hardcore match against Thunder Rosa, which was the first women's wrestling match to main event a televised AEW show since the company launched in 2019.
Baker was defeated by Rosa, but was trending on social media throughout the night after fans and wrestlers alike praised her performance, which included having her head busted open and taking rough bumps throughout the match, which included, in some instances, landing on thumb tacks.
Baker, who graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2014, has stayed true to her Western Pennsylvania roots throughout her professional wrestling career.
During AEW's first live show in Pittsburgh, billed as "Brittsburgh," Baker was accompanied to the ring by Steelers mascot Steely McBeam and led the crowd at Petersen Events Center in waving Terrible Towels during her entrance.
Baker also appeared in the Pittsburgh episode of the late Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown' alongside her boyfriend, Adam Cole, who wrestles for WWE's NXT brand.