AEW Women's Champ Britt Baker Has Request For 'Favorite Steeler' Big Ben
By Jason Hall
January 18, 2022
Western Pennsylvania's favorite wrestling dentist wants to meet and work with her "favorite Steeler" amid his speculated retirement.
All Elite Wrestling Women's World Champion Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. gave a shoutout to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during her appearance on Barstool Sports' Rasslin' podcast with Brandon Walker, which was shared on YouTube Monday (January 17) and taped ahead of the Steelers' 42-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Wild Card Round Sunday (January 16) night.
Baker, who wore a Roethlisberger jersey during the interview, said she "begged" AEW president, CEO and general manager Tony Khan to bring in the Steelers quarterback after referencing that "Big Ben did a little thing with DX" when Walker acknowledged his show's producer wearing the legendary WWE stable's merchandise around AEW talent.
"I said, 'this is the only thing I'll ever ask from you ever again. Bring him in for something,'" Baker said of her request for AEW to use Roethlisberger
As noted, Roethlisberger had previously hosted WWE RAW in October 2009.
"I want him to do something in AEW with me. I know (he did something in wrestling), but not the good side. We need to bring him to the good side," Baker later added in the interview.
The Punxsutawney native called Roethlisberger her "favorite Steeler" and said she'd hoped to meet the legendary quarterback when the Steelers played against the Jacksonville Jaguars -- owned Khan family -- in Jacksonville, but couldn't due to the NFL's COVID protocols.
Baker said Khan and the Jaguars provided her with a signed Roethlisberger jersey after the game.
Baker attended Sunday's game at Arrowhead Stadium and shared photos and videos of her favorite Steeler on her verified Twitter account.
Roethlisberger, who has publicly acknowledged his plans to retire after the 2021-22 season, finished Sunday's game with 215 yards and two touchdowns on 29 of 44 passing.
You can watch Baker's full appearance on Rasslin's YouTube page here and for more wrestling-related content tune in to the Battleground Podcast from iHeartRadio below.