Britt Baker Looks Back On Her WWE Tryout, How Not Getting Signed Ended Up Being A Blessing


AEW women’s champion Britt Baker was the latest guest on Talk Is Jericho to discuss a wide range of topics, including her reflecting on her WWE tryout years ago, and how it ended up being a blessing that she wasn’t signed. Highlights from the interview are below.

Reflects on her WWE tryout and how she still stays in contact with certain stars in WWE:

“I had a tryout, I was fresh out of training. They gave me a tryout solely based on my looks, ‘Oh, this is a cute girl.’ I got put in a group after the training was all done, bumps and rolls. We can’t even walk by the end of the tryout. It was me, Lacey Evans, and Bianca were the females, in Orlando. It was all these extras, they were like testing our range of motion. We were like, ‘Holy s**t, we are getting signed.’ So we are celebrating, and I still talk to those girls all the time.”

How she reacted to not being signed:

“But Canyon Ceman, at the time, he was like the gatekeeper for independent wrestlers to get into NXT. He pulled me aside at the end of the tryout. And he was like, ‘You know, you’ve just started dental school. As a father, I have a hard time pulling you from a professional degree.’ My heart dropped.”

How that ended up being the best thing for her:

“But I owe him the world because I would have left dental school in a heartbeat to go to WWE. Because I was young, dumb, and I was like, ‘I’m going to be NXT Women’s Champion,’ like that would have got me far, right? He stayed in touch with me every few months after that. Like, ‘let me know when you finish dental school, send me your matches,’ he always kept up with me.”

(H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)

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