All Elite Wrestling celebrated Dynamite's one year anniversary last week and the young promotion is set to host a special anniversary show on October 14. Many aspects of AEW have been praised since the company's creation, but one area that has often been criticised is the women's division. Many fans feel the women don't get enough time to showcase themselves on TV and believe the company needs to do more to flesh out some of the wrestlers' characters.
Britt Baker addressed the criticism during a recent interview with Uproxx.
"Yeah, I definitely think it's something the company is working on," The Role Model said. "You know, and we got hit hard - our women's division, because of the COVID outbreak. Half our roster is international talent, so we immediately didn't have access to any of those women. Then Kris Statlander got hurt, and I got hurt. And there's only so much time on AEW: Dynamite to start with.
"And I know there are plans to grow the women's division, but at the same time, we need help from the fans at home too! We can't have the women's segments being the lowest-rated or the lowest views each week. Because at the end of the day it's a business, and AEW needs ratings.
"It's no secret we're in a war every Wednesday night with NXT, so we need the ratings up. So for the fans that are so encouraging and saying "We want more women, we want more women!" that's great, but please don't turn the channel when the women are on TV then! We want everybody to be watching the segments and cheering us on from home."