She said, “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 Belair were the females, in Orlando. It was all these extras, they were like testing our range of motion. We were like, ‘Holy s—, we are getting signed.’ So we are celebrating, and I still talk to those girls all the time.”
Unfortunately, Canyon Ceman, who was the Sr. Director of Talent Development, did not feel like it was a good idea to pull Baker out of dental school to pursue a WWE career. Britt said, “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.”
Baker is ultimately happy things turned out the way they did as she said she likely would have quit dental school immediately to focus on WWE. She said, “I owe him the world because I would have left dental school in a heartbeat to go to WWE. 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.”
Thanks to Wrestling Inc. for providing transcriptions of the podcast that you can listen to below.