Last night at AEW’s Fight for the Fallen PPV the team of Britt Baker and Riho feel in tag competition to Bea Priestley and Shoko Nakajima.
The match was going well until Baker ran to the wrong corner to make a tag before realizing her mistake and awkwardly correcting. Fans discussing the show on social media commented more than once that Baker appeared a bit off, and it was surprising to see such a simple mistake come from one of AEW’s better performers. But there was a very legitimate reason behind Baker’s error.
The dentist turned professional wrestler suffered a concussion during her match last night. There’s no official word on what caused the concussion, but one Twitter user supplied a gif that appears like it may be the moment the injury happened.
i'm pretty certain this bea priestley kick gave britt baker a concussion. she could barely stand up after it. i'm not sure she was even aware of where she was for a minute or two. unfortunate if it's true. #aew #fightforthefallen #aewfightforthefallen pic.twitter.com/ESgCVZF4r3
— gav (@gavinuk86) July 14, 2019
Aubrey Edwards — the referee for Baker’s match — hurriedly left the arena last night to help take care of Baker, and in the process lost one of her earrings that she’s had with her for 461 matches.
Hurriedly left the venue to take care of a concussed coworker and checked on her every hour of the night. Next pair is on me Ref Aubrey ♥️ https://t.co/L1t4OT28KE
— Britt Baker (@RealBrittBaker) July 14, 2019
NXT superstar Chelsea Green, a close friend of Baker’s, tweeted her well wishes to her friend and former tag partner.
— CHELSEA GREEN (@ImChelseaGreen) July 14, 2019
Baker is without question one of the top talents on AEW’s roster and is a pillar for their small, but growing, women’s division. Hopefully her injury isn’t too serious and she has a quick recovery. Get well soon Britt!