Tony Khan: The Women's Division Has Become A Real Strength For AEW
“I have some real plans for the women's division I'm very excited about.”
With the recent signings of stars like Ruby Soho and Jamie Hayter, and the return of names such as Riho, AEW’s women’s division is arguably at its strongest since the company founded.
AEW President Tony Khan agrees, telling Busted Open Radio:
"That was one of the statements I really wanted to make at All Out, we made a ton of statements at All Out, [All Out] was our most successful pay-per-view and really, one of the great pay-per-view success stories of the last 20 years, I really believe the [women's] division has gotten so strong and it's gotten to be a real strength of AEW and we have a great Women's World Champion, Dr. Britt Baker. We have some great contenders coming up and I have some real plans for the women's division I'm very excited about and really, nobody knows about what this stuff is because I've got some really great matches up my sleeve and some exciting plans. But what's happening right now is tremendous.”
Khan continued, "Britt has been a great champion. But I have to say, in the time she's been champion, we've had the hottest run we've ever had for ratings, live attendance, pay per view, it's been really special and in that time, we've also had our biggest free agent coming in Ruby Soho, she's got a great connection with the crowd and I'm really excited for tonight on Rampage, they're gonna go face-to-face in the ring and it will be the last time we'll see them in the ring, you know, in there with each other before the title match.
"The title match is going to be just a huge part of the AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam next week, Britt Baker versus Ruby Soho, one-on-one for the World Title and they both also are very charismatic and I and the crowd is really into both of them in very different ways. I think Ruby Soho is, right now, one of our hottest babyfaces and Britt Baker is incredibly polarising, but she gets incredible reactions either way, no matter what people think of her. I think it'll be really cool segment tonight on TNT, getting to see the World Champion Britt Baker, and the number one contender, Ruby Soho, face off ahead of the match on Wednesday."